‘Jim’ Manning IV

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James “Jim” Benton Manning IV, 66, of Corpus Christi died on May 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 20, 1947, in Georgetown to Gail Alicia McMaster Manning and James Benton Manning III. Manning was a class of 1966 graduate from MacArthur High School and attended Southwest Texas State University. He began his career with the Sigmore Corporation soon after and retired from Valero Energy Corporation in 2007. The family said Manning was the recipient of many honors and awards during his career, but his greatest accomplishment were the employees he mentored who would become life-long friends. He was a passionate fisherman who caught his prize catch, his soulmate, Dawn, on a fishing pier in Corpus Christi. He married Dawn Hebl on July 24, 1974. Soon after, he embraced his role as a father to three children and years later his role as a grandfather. In retirement, Manning enjoyed fishing the Laguna Madre, deer and dove hunting, seashell hunting with his beloved wife and being a grandfather to two grandsons, according to the family. He was eagerly anticipating the arrival of his granddaughter. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Susan Evans and husband, Brock, of Buda and Jennifer Manning and companion, Chris Hill, of Houston; one son, James B. Manning V of Corpus Christi; three grandchildren, Luke Evans, Noah Evans and Ella Manning; two sisters, Shann Gary and husband, Dennis, of Uvalde and Carla Manning and husband, Jim Radke, of Midland; one aunt, Patricia Schlinke and husband, Carl, of San Angelo; niece, Melissa Adkins of Alamogordo, New Mexico; great-nephew, Tyler Adkins; great-niece, McClay Gail Adkins; additional nieces and nephews; and four rescue dogs, including his treasured Tigger. A memorial service was held yesterday at 7 p.m. at Porter Loring North Chapel in San Antonio. PORTER LORING MORTUARY – NORTH OF SAN ANTONIO
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