Thomas McRussell Manis

January 2, 1930 ~ February 7, 2022 (age 92)


Thomas McRussell Manis  ‘T.M .’, age 92.

He was born in Grainger County, TN on January 2, 1930 and moved to Farmville, VA at the age of 16.  He passed away on February 7, 2022 at his home surrounded by family.  He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Senger Manis, children – Thomas David Manis (Kathi), Carl Alan Manis (Charity), grandchildren – Mollie Miller (Mark), Ben Manis (Katie), great grandchildren – Macie Miller, Maxden Miller, Mary Grace Manis, Maddie June Manis.  Siblings – Vaughn Manis, Hugh Manis (Helen), Jack Manis (Betty), Ruby Harris, Paul Manis (Brenda). He had many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his daughter – Patricia Lynn Manis, parents – David Arthur Manis and Mollie Huskey Manis, siblings – Glenn Manis, Lucille West, Betty Carr.

He was very proud to have served in the Army during the Korean War.

He worked for Continental Can Company for 30+ years and then did bulldozer work for many more years.  After retirement his hobby was cutting firewood and giving it away.

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at Shorter Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Concord Baptist Church at 3:00PM.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in his memory to Concord Baptist Church for the OCOEE Youth Mission, 6114 Deer Run Road, Farmville, VA  23901. 


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February 11, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shorter Funeral Home

Funeral Service
February 12, 2022

3:00 PM
Concord Baptist Church
12053 Francisco Road
Farmville, Virginia 23901

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