Shamokin – Russell E. Manney Sr., 88, of 15 Gold Street, passed away August 2, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family.
Born in Shamokin on July 31, 1931, he was the son of the late Claude and Gwenie (Price) Manney. He went to Shamokin High School. Russell was the owner of Harris Manney Decorators.
On January 6, 1950, in Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Shamokin, he married Grace E. Harris, who survives. Together they celebrated 68 years of marriage. He was a member of Paxinos Bible Church, and a life member of Ellenton Ridge Hunting Club.
Russ was active in athletics. He received all-state honors as a guard for the Shamokin Greyhounds. He also coached the ‘Tigers’ midget football team. In high school he also participated in wrestling, track, and baseball.
As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed small game hunting, frequent trips to deer and bear camp with family members, and spent time fishing throughout the country. He and his wife and family members traveled several times across the country with his camper, enjoying the outdoors. His most favorite pastime was attending all sporting events in which his sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren participated. Russ was also active in his local church serving on the board as a deacon, elder, and trustee.
Along with his Wife, Grace, Russell is survived by three sons, Russell E. Manney Jr., and his wife Carline of Wellsboro, Norman C. Manney and his wife Debra of Shamokin, and Dr. Philip L. Manney and his wife Lois of Elysburg; two grandsons, Dr. Russell E. Manney III and his wife Kristy, and Shane R. Manney and his wife Rebekah; four granddaughters, Jennifer C. Morral and her husband Jamie, Jolene E. O’Leary and her husband Michael, Catarina B. Manney, and Monica C. Wilson and her husband Matt; four great grandsons, Max Manney, Creed Manney, Mickey O’Leary, and Rone Manney; six great granddaughters, Mia Manney, Cadence Manney, Chloe O’Leary, Nixon Morral, Madelyn Manney, and Bella O’Leary; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Russell was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Norman R. Harris and Esther B. Harris; five brothers; and three sisters.
Russell E. Manney Sr., 88, of 15 Gold Street, Shamokin – Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Paxinos Bible Church, Montour Road, Paxinos, with Pastor Mark Powlus, officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm until the time of service in the Church. Flowers may be sent, or memorial contributions may be made to Paxinos Bible Church, PO Box 38, Paxinos, PA, 17860. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. To send condolences to the family please visit www.farrowfh.com
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