Richard Barry Manning, 55, of Opelika, Alabama, passed away at East Alabama Medical Center on December 26, 2021. Barry was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1966 to Jimmy Manning and Linda Mayberry Manning. In his teen years, his family relocated to Texas where he attended Livingston High School. Barry married Kim, his high school sweetheart, in 1983 and from that union had three daughters; Brandie, Candice and Mandie. He was a master brick mason who co-owned a construction company with his father and 2 brothers for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, grilling, taking care of his family, telling stories (the same ones…over and over again) and ‘one-upping’ everybody. Barry was a loving and devoted father, husband, papa and friend.
Barry was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Kim; grandmothers, Myrtis Carden Manning and Eunice Sumner Mayberry; and grandfathers, Clifford Manning and Walter Mayberry.
Barry is survived by his daughters, Brandie Roberson and Bubba, of Mexia, Texas, Candice Boston, of Cabot, Arkansas, and Mandie and Jody Knight, of Valley, Alabama; granddaughters: Lexy Perez, and Ava and Zoe Boston; grandsons: Brandyn Carpenter, Racyn and Rylan Langley, and Seth Garcia; great-grandson, Brycen; great-granddaughter, Brae’lyn; his father, Jimmy Manning and mother, Linda Mayberry Manning of Opelika, Alabama; brothers: Dewayne Manning and wife Kathy, and Robert Manning and wife Judy also of Alabama; mother-in-law, Becky Oliver of Mexia, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and dog, Laila.
Family and friends are invited to attend either visitation. The first will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home in Opelika, Alabama. A second visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Jones Funeral Services in Mexia, Texas. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, January 3, 2022, at Mexia Cemetery.