Walter Phillip Manning of Sunset Beach passed away on Wednesday June 30, 2021 at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
Phil was born March 13, 1943 in Ayden, NC, to Herman Lee Manning and Myrtle Ruth Manning.
For the past 18 years, Phil has lived in Sunset Beach, NC. He loved his home, golfing with his buddies, bowling, travel and salt water fishing, but most of all he loved to spend time with his family.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathryn, Sisters Janice Worthington, Raleigh, Cynthia Worthington, Kinston; a brother John Manning (Lovell) of Pamlico Beach, NC; a daughter, Marguerite Hagan (Jeff) of Tampa, Florida; his sons, Kevin Manning (Whitney) of Atlanta, Georgia and Jason Manning (April) of Wilmington, NC; and his two bonus sons, Mark Tesi (Julie) of Encinitas, Calif and Michael Tesi of Laytonville, Calif., 10 Grandchildren, Tyler Hagan, Alexandra Ramsey, Jayne Hagan, Mackenzie Cunningham, Abagail Manning, Lucas Manning, Reese Manning, Molly Manning, Jack Phillip Manning and Francesco Tesi, as well as several nieces and nephews and special brothers and sisters in law. He was eagerly awaiting the birth of his first great granddaughter in a few weeks but, God had other plans for this loved grandfather.
His good humor, strength and love will live on through his family as will the stories they know and share about him. He was a Southern gentleman, one of the good guys. His life was shorter than we wished but it was a life well lived.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
On line condolences may be sent to www.brunswickfuneralservices.com
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