He was the son of the late John Henry Manley and Myrine Solomon Manley. At an early age he joined Lebanon AME Church in Littleton, North Carolina, and remained a faithful member until death.
He was always humble, extremely helpful, appreciative, sharing, respectful and an overall great example of manhood within the community. All who knew him can attest that he lived a Christian life.
He was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Dorothy Batchelor Manley; four brothers, two sisters, and two brothers-in-law.
John leaves to treasure his precious memories his five children, Willie Manley (Doris) of Roanoke Rapids, NC; Jean West (Jesse) of Littleton, NC; Samuel Manley (Yvonne) of Littleton, NC; Ann Jones (Dennis) of Roanoke Rapids, NC; and John Manley (Evelyn) of Rocky Mount, NC.; one sister, Beatrice Hendricks of Weldon, NC; 3 sisters-in-law, 11 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren, 3 great- great- grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the funeral home chapel in Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Joann Boyd, will officiate, and burial will follow in the Lebanon AME Church Cemetery, 13285 NC Highway 48 in Littleton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 26, 2016, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.