Jimmy David McManus

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Mr. Jimmy David McManus, age 73 of Atlanta, Louisiana entered his eternal home on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

He was born February 12, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. He graduated from Atlanta High School in 1964 and went into the US Army serving in Fort Polk, LA, Fort Gordon, GA, Camp Casey, South Korea, Fort Hood, TX and Vietnam.

Jimmy was known for telling stories, cracking jokes and creating special memories for his children and grandchildren that included nicknames and rat parties. If you knew him, he probably gave you something new or something he owned. He loved helping others.

He was a member and deacon of Mars Hill Baptist Church and was part owner of Louisiana Forest Sawmill in Montgomery and finished his career with 17 years working as a correction officer at Winn Correctional retiring in 2015.

Mr. McManus was preceded in death by his parents, Noel Leonard McManus and Dora Sparks McManus; brothers, Jerry Doyle McManus and Richard Dick McManus.

He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Nita Rodgers McManus, son, David McManus (Brandi); daughter, Kim Holmes (Jason); grandchildren, Meagan, Justin, Ryder, Christian, Jarrett, Baylee and Kinsley; great- grandchildren, Brighley, Kyrie, Haylen, Conley and Jacelyn; and his four legged friend, Harley.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Mars Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Dick and Rev. Danny Hale officiating. Interment will follow in Mars Hill Cemetery in Verda under the direction of Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield.

The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be David McManus, Jason Holmes, Justin Pendarvis, Ryder LaRoux, Christian Bonnette, Jarrett McManus and Frank McLaren. Ronnie Finklea. Honorary pallbearers, WC McCarty, Dr. Eric Dupree and Dr. Wesley Davis.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

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