Ronnie Lee Manning, age 64 of Oliver Springs

Ronnie Lee Manning, age 64 of Oliver Springs, passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

He was born on April 9, 1958. In 1976, he graduated from Oliver Springs High School and worked as a career truck driver and mechanic. Ronnie enjoyed collecting coins, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Eliza and Ralph Manning, Pansy and Earl Roberts; grandchildren, Kylie and Mason Hensley; sister, Pauline Roberts.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Rebecca Manning; children, Ronnie Manning Jr., Christopher Hensley (Heather), Gregory Manning, and Lauren Lloyd (Joshua); brothers, Venice Leon Roberts (Frances) and John Roberts (Carol); grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, Bailey, Hannah, and Levi; special friends, Bryan Simmons, Freddie Long, and Craig Freels; also by extended family and friends.

The Manning family will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Premier Sharp Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 11 am on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with his brother, Venice Leon Roberts officiating.

Premier Sharp Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Manning family.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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