Thurman R. Manley, 63, was born on July 30, 1957 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Thurman gained his wings on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Parkview Regional Hospital. He was the son of the
late Furman and Lizzie Manley.
Thurman accepted Jesus Christ at an early age, graduating from Northrop High School in 1975. After high school, Thurman pursued his love for automotive engineering—a tradition
passed down by his father-- by teaching at Ivy Tech Community College while also attending classes. His mechanical know-how, sense of humor and trademark dry wit captivated all who
had the pleasure of knowing him. Thurman leaves to cherish his memory sisters, Esther Walker and Sarah Manley, adopted sister Deborah Cassell; a niece, Lisa Davis; nephew
Austin Russell, cousin, Nellie Shannon, and a host of relatives and friends.
Thurman was preceded in death by his brother Furman Manley, Jr.
Private burial arrangements by Nelson Memorial Gardens, Inc.
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