William “Bill” Burt Manning passed away Thursday, March 8, 2019, in Brenham, Texas of natural causes. Son of Ella Laura (Niemann) and Wilburt “Preacher” Manning, he was born Nov. 3, 1927 in Moulton, Texas.
Bill married Joan Clark Manning (deceased) in 1956. He leaves his son Jeffrey Lynn Manning Sr.; Jeff’s wife Susan Ogden Manning; his grandsons Jeffrey Lynn Manning Jr. and wife Sydney Adger Manning, and David Clark Manning and wife Ana Wiles Manning. Bill leaves two great-granddaughters, Tyler and Marlow Manning, children of Jeffrey Manning Jr. Bill also leaves his sister Dorothy Manning (Pietsch); nieces LaRae Hildebrandt (daughter of Bette); Cathy Bruno (daughter of Dorothy); and Tina Barton and Liz Manning (daughters of James). Bill’s nephews are Dale Manning (son of James); Greg Manning (son of Dorothy); and Stephen Hildebrandt (son of Betty).