Coats, NC: Mr. Charles Ralph Manning, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services will be 1:00PM-Monday, November 14, 2022 at Gift Primitive Baptist Church, Coats, NC. Elder Jim Smith, Elder Wayne Gravely, Elder Tony Parker and Elder David Brooks will officiate. Burial will follow in Harnett Devotional Gardens, Dunn, NC.
Mr. Manning was born on December 31, 1942 in Harnett County, NC to the late Kirby Augusta and Jewel Holley Manning. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Manning, sister, Doris Kolub and brothers, Edwin Manning and Leon Manning. Mr. Manning retired from Kelly Springfield-Goodyear with 31 years of service. Following retirement he worked with Walmart in Dunn, NC for 17 years. Charles and his wife, Betty, were known around Coats, NC as Santa and Mrs. Claus. He was a member of Gift Primitive Baptist Church in Coats, NC where he served as the church clerk.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Betty Williams Manning, children, Annie Holmes, Bonnie Glover, Chuck Manning and John Manning; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three-great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Noah Manning and John Manning; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11:30AM-12:45PM on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Gift Primitive Baptist Church in Coats, NC, and other times at the home.
Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be sent to Gift Primitive Baptist Church PO Box 490 Coats, NC 27521.
The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.
Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats, NC.