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Charles Ray Manning, Sr.

July 19, 1950 — May 19, 2023

Hendersonville, Tennessee


Charles Ray “Chuck” Manning, Sr., age 72 of Hendersonville passed away May 19, 2023. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Marie Hardin Manning and Carson L. Manning, Sr.; siblings, Carson L. Manning, Jr., Lois Fay Manning, and Thomas “Tommy” Manning.


He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ethel Faye Nash Manning; sons, Charles Ray Manning, Jr. (Dawn), James Robert Manning (Niki), and Joseph Christopher Manning; siblings, Doug Manning and Doris Manning Harvey; grandchildren, Charlotte Rachel Manning Cash, Cassandra “Cassie” Faye Manning, Skyler Thomas Manning, Abby Kaye Manning Nestor, Jamie Katherine Manning, Spencer Charles Manning, Ava Grace Manning, and Logan Robert Manning; step-grandchildren, Lauren Paris Brinkley, James Purnell Brinkley, Jr., and Jacob Hunter Brinkley; great-grandchildren, Carsyn Rae Cash, Kayden Lane Manning, Sawyer Charles Manning, Stanton James Manning, Miles Allen Nestor, Jayden Buchanan Brinkley, and Lillian Everly Brinkley.


Chuck was raised in Old Hickory, Tennessee and was a proud alumni of DuPont High School, Class of 1969. He enjoyed reading the newsletters and attending the reunions, especially the 50 year reunion. Chuck married his love, Faye, in January of 1969, celebrating their 54th anniversary later this year. Chuck retired from Ford Motor Company where he worked as a robotics engineer. He then worked as armed security for the next 13 years as a retirement job.


Chuck’s love for family was obvious. He coached and sponsored baseball teams with his boys. He enjoyed fishing with his family especially on his pontoon board. He loved watching, building, and most of all racing cars with the family. The presence of such a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather will be deeply missed. The memories that remain serve as a token of true human kindess and love.

We love you Sweetheart,  Pop, Popa, Big Popa, and we always will. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.



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