Donald McMannis

Obituary of Donald McMannis

Donald Lee McMannis, age 88, passed away in Fawcett Memorial Hospital on January 5, 2021. Donald enlisted into the Army in Fort Riley Kansas in 1951 and was discharged in 1954. Army Verteran of Fort Riley Kansas where he was enlisted for several years. He and the love of his life Barbara Ann Eppley also of Zanesville Ohio spent 39 years of marriage before she was called home to the Lord. Donald moved his family to Florida December 1969 where he and Barbara raised 3 daughters in El Jobean Florida. Don is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth McMannis, his mother, Edith Groves McMannis. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Connie McMannis Boykin of Longview Texas, her 4 children, Deborah Ann McMannis of Desoto County, her daughter, and his youngest daughter Dawn Raye McMannis of Sebring and her 3 children. He also is great grandpa to 12 great grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Kenneth Robert McMannis of Zanesville Ohio and his Sister Berma McMannis Holub of Phoenix Arizona. Donald loved to go fishing and was always tinkering. He could fix almost anything. He was a man with many talents and strengths. He always was smiling and willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors. He mowed lawns in his neighborhood right up until he went into the hospital. He was a very loving father and grandfather. He truly will be missed by all that he came in contact with. The family is not having services at this time due to Covid-19 and he will be laid to rest along with Barbara McMannis at Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local hospice. My Journey’s Just Begun Don't think of me as gone away My journey's just begun Life holds so many facets This earth is but one Just think of me as resting From the sorrows and the tears In a place of warmth and comfort Where there are no days and years Think of how I must be wishing That you could know today How nothing but your sadness Can really go away And think of me as living In the hearts of those I touched For nothing loved is ever lost And I know I was loved so much
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