Ronald Frederick Manley

Ronald Frederick Manley, 76, of Waco, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at his residence.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Pastor Robby Kirby officiating

Burial: New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery near Riesel

Ronald was born December 13, 1942 in Brattleboro, Vermont to Howard and Mildred Manley. He enlisted in the US Air Force and was stationed at James Connally AirForce Base in Waco. Ronald attended New Hope Baptist Church where he met Sandy. They were married by Bro. Barnes on May 8, 1965. Ronald served at New Hope as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He owned and operated a rain gutter business for about 20 years.

Ronald was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Manley; and brother, Jay Manley.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sandy Manley; his father, who is 100 years old, Howard Manley; brother, Billy Manley; son, Kevin and daughter-in-law, Lori; son, Chris and daughter-in-law, Maria; and daughter, Alisha and son-in-law, Brian; grandchildren; Caleb and Kristen Manley, Enrique Rupert and Ashley Delgado, Christopher and Cheyenne Manley, Joshua Manley and Amber and Brandon Stahl; great-grandchildren, Abigail and Landon Manley, Samia Mercado and Henry Alexander; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Josh Manley, Caleb Manley, Christopher Manley, Billy Manley, Brandon Stahl, Brian Stahl and Enrique Rupert.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Ronald’s memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association at or to the American Stroke Association at



Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Ronnie was such a special person that was loved by all that knew him. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    I am so glad that I had such good memories of all the times we had at New Hope Baptist Church back when Bro. Barnes was alive and our Pastor. Ronnie was a great Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. My love and prayers to you Sandy and all your children and grandchildren.


    Ron was a sweet man of God. His quiet simple faith left a lasting impression on my young life so many years ago. I can say without any doubt he is resting in our Saviors loving arms. Enjoy your reward Brother

  3. Charlotte (Aycock) Angeletti

    I am so sorry, Sandra, for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. May the memories of love and happy times be remembered.

  4. Dan & Linda Barnes

    Dan & Linda Barnes

    We are so sorry for your lose. Our thoughts & prayers are with you Sandy and all of the family.
    You couldn’t ask for a better person than Ronnie. He & I (Dan) were best of friends in high school & after. I’ll always remember him & good times we had.

  5. linda nottingham

    I am so grateful to have known Ronnie for so many years. He is such a dear man.
    I feel blessed to have the Manley’s in my life. I love you all. Linda

  6. Richard Busby

    I will miss Ronald I remember Ronald and Sandy mostly from attending church on Sundays at New Hope. I always seen them every Sunday without fail, and both were also the nicest and sweetest people towards everyone else. I am sorry to hear about him passing, yet I know he in now in heaven where angels like him belong.

  7. Ronnie it was a pleasure knowing you and I enjoyed working for you installing rain gutters. You and I always got along great and we both had a fascination with flashlights and swords and knives lol. I’m glad I got to see you a couple weeks ago and I look forward to seeing you in heaven. Rest in peace my friend

  8. Diane Colburn

    My deepest condolences to Sandy and your family. I have great memories of Fairview St and of camp. RIP Ronnie. Love to you all.

  9. Providence Hospice sends our condolences and wants to thank you for allowing us in your home and to care for him at this difficult time. The whole team enjoyed caring for him and felt welcomed first thing. Wish we had more time to get to know him better. We are sorry for your loss.

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