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Backstrom - Pyeatte Chapel SS
Monday February 28th, 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Illinois River Baptist Church
Tuesday March 1st, 2022

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Gary Manning

Gary Manning, 69, of Chewey, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday night, February 23, 2022 at the Stilwell Nursing Home.


Gary was born April 19, 1952 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Jesse and Emma (Mounce) Manning. He was an outdoorsman at heart. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time on the Illinois River, playing Dominoes with the Cheweyville crew, hunting for mushrooms, drawing, playing softball for Oaks, and was a classic car enthusiast. He was always there to share a good laugh with family and friends as well as lend his support to those who needed it. He was proud of his Cherokee heritage and enjoyed making bow and arrow sets. He was a member of the Illinois River Baptist Church where he served the Lord and his church in many capacities.


He is survived by his 4 brothers, Harold Morris of Kansas City, KS., James Manning and wife Faye of Chance, OK., Carl Manning of Chance, OK., and John Manning of Chance, OK; 2 sons, Justin Manning and wife, Shana of Siloam Springs, AR. and Jarrod Manning and wife, Shawna of Chewey, OK; daughter, Abby McLemore and husband, Tim of Chewey, OK; close friend and mother of kids, Eva Manning of Chewey, OK; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins; and many other family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters, Eufama Ward, Coweta Sharp, and Louella James.


The visitation for Gary will be held 5:00pm-8:00pm on Monday, February 28, 2022 at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR.


The funeral service will be 2:00pm, Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the Illinois River Baptist Church in Chewey, OK. Pastor James Wilkerson and Bro Leo Bird will officiate the service. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Chance, OK.


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A candle was lit in memory of Gary Manning

Madison Bird Mar 4 2022 9:33 PM

Little Trenton Sixkiller said he wants to thank you Gary for the fishing trip and the good spot he said he wants to be like you cuz u were the only one catching anything you will be missed Gary

Teresa Sixkiller Mar 1 2022 9:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Manning

Johnna O'Neal Feb 28 2022 10:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Manning

Paula (Frazier) Peters Feb 28 2022 4:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Manning

Joseph Hartshorne Feb 28 2022 8:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Manning

Kathie Kelley Feb 27 2022 12:55 PM

Abby & family...we are so sorry for your loss. May your memories and God's love bring you peace, comfort and strength at this difficult time.

Larry & Lana Hurt Feb 27 2022 8:46 AM

Gary You were always the kindest guy Eva I love you very much and the kids I send prayers and deepest sympathy

Tara Bird Feb 26 2022 10:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Manning

Janie Flippo Feb 26 2022 10:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Manning

Anna Balmain Feb 26 2022 9:32 PM