Kent Eugene Manley, 54, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home.
Kent, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and cousin, was born Sept. 19, 1958, in Beatrice, Neb., to Sherman and Sonja (Doughtery) Manley, both surviving in Excelsior Springs. He moved to Excelsior Springs in 1965 and attended Excelsior Springs schools all his life, graduating in 1976. Kent married Lynette S. Clark of Elmira, N.Y., on May 22, 1982. Kent served in the U.S. Navy from 1976 to 1980 on the USS El Paso. Kent drove a truck from the time he left the service until the present day, most recently driving for Jack Cooper Transport. He was a member of the American Legion, where he was an alternate on the Board of Directors; he was also a member of the Elks Lodge and Teamsters Local 41.
Kent is survived by his wife, Lynette, of the home; mother- and father-in-law, Beatrice and Reedie Clark of Elmira, NY.; his son, Kenneth, daughter-in-law, Molly, and granddaughters, Karalyn and Taryn, his daughter, Amy, and son-in-law, Cory Wilkinson, all of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; and two brothers, Korey and Kurt Manley. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and family and friends from Elmira, N.Y., and Omaha, Neb.
Kent was preceded in death by his sister, Kathy Manley; and his grandma, Mildred Manley.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, with a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs.
By Standard Staff • StandardStaff@leaderpress.com