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Athens - Funeral Services for Chester McManus, 81, of Athens will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Bro. Gene Bishop officiating.
Mr. McManus passed away on November 28, 2017 in Tyler.
Chester Owen McManus was born November 30, 1935 in Malakoff, Texas, the son of Lawrence McManus and Lucy Blackmon McManus. He was a member of the Shady Oaks Baptist Church, and loved playing darts. He was known as a hard worker, spending 32 years as a mold maker at AthTex Ceramics.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling to Branson with his wife and cooking breakfast for the grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Ruth Wilson.
Survivors include: his wife of 62 years, Carla McManus of Athens; two children, Jeff McManus and wife Judy of Athens, Elaine Martin and husband Jeff of Athens; seven grandchildren, Jenny Wilson, Jay and Stephanie Martin, Karen and Dusty Perry, Jessica and Mike Biggers, David and Sammy Boyd, Bryan and Makayla Martin, Matthew McManus; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held prior to the services on Saturday from 9-11 A.M. at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Family.
You may light a memorial candle, or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com
Published on November 30, 2017
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