Jacob W. (JW) Manning, 62, of Narrows, VA passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 4, 2009 at Highland Ridge Rehab. Center in Dublin with Betty Lynn by his side, following a long battle with diabetes. He was born on October 3, 1946 in Roanoke, VA, a son of the late Rosco and Mary Craighead Manning. JW came to Narrows in 1970 and called it “Home”. He loved old cars and motorcycles and operating his business enterprises, J W. Manning Excavating Co. and Valley Enterprises, LTD. He was advantageous for adventure and doing the impossible. He will be greatly missed by those who grew to love him. His Parents, a brother Joe D. Manning, a brother-in-law Johnnie Hogan and his only son, Matthew D. Manning, Esq., preceded him death.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of thirty-nine years Betty Lynn Robertson Manning; a sister Mary M. Hogan of Roanoke, a brother Ted Manning of Salem, a special family friend Janet McNabb and a sister-in-law Becky Lewis of Las Vegas, NV; nephews Chris Hogan of Roanoke and Robert Hogan of Ridgeville, SC, his family at Giles Dialysis Center; and his beloved Yorkie, Chelsea.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 7:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours before the services (from 5 to 7 PM) Private burial will be in the Manning-Robertson Cemetery near the home on Wolf Creek at Narrows. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you please consider the Matthew D. Manning, Esq. Scholarship Fund, Fishburne Military School, 225 South Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.