Stephen Gary McManus

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of Greenbrier, AR

December 29, 1951 - July 30, 2018

Stephen Gary McManus, 66, of Greenbrier passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to John McManus and Barbara Dodgens McManus. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and one grandson.

Stephen honorably served in the United States Navy. During his service he was stationed in Meridian, Mississippi where he built horse barns and took care of the horses. He finished his enlistment on a naval ship. After getting out of the Navy he raised paint horses. He became a truck driver and worked for many years hauling hay and bees. He later became a heavy equipment operator and worked for a company in California. When he retired he enjoyed doing crafts and had many talents. He enjoyed woodworking, making jewelry, and sewing. He enjoyed riding motorcycles up the coastline and loved his Harley. He had the biggest heart and was a very giving person. He was very tender hearted and even cried at commercials. He was a very caring person who will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Patsy McManus; stepson, Daniel Butler (Erin); stepdaughter, Susan Bocanegra (James); sister, Johnnalee; many grandsons; and two nephews.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.

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7 Condolence(s)
Cynthia & Phillip Stanfield
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dear Patsy & family, We are so sad to learn of Steve's death. Our hearts go out to you all.Our prayers and love are with you now and always.

Karen Runnels
Texarkana, AR
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Knowning you both has been great, Steve was my partner in crime we would get in trouble talking an making jokes, we played some good chicken foot together an always had good eats lol we just simply had fun. Jeff an I never wanted y'all to move we missed y'all at Church and at Dominos. Steve was so funny and kept us laughing, I'm sure gonna miss him. Steve loved his wife Patsy and was so crafty, i never knew a man that could sew like him. Rest in peace Steve an enjoy your new home with our Lord, be seeing you someday ole friend so keep the dominos warm. Loved you dearly. Jeff Collins n Karen Runnels

Teresa Gantt
Easley, SC
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sorry for your loss Aunt Pasty . Love you . He will be missed he was always cracking jokes with me. He is going to be watching over us now.

Audi Dodgens
Easley, SC
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dearest Patsy,
I know your heart is breaking over the loss of sweet Steve. I was only 10 months old when he was born and he is my nephew!! My Daddy had a daughter and a grandson born in the same year! I know Steve got a laugh at that, but always called me "Auntie". He was the sweetest guy and funny and loved to laugh. Although I did not get to see him much, I still feel his loss. May God hold you close and comfort you during these days ahead.
"Auntie Audi"

Chris and Laura Clark
Greenbrier, AR
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

We love you. Wish we had more time to spend together. Thank you for the great memories we have together.

Tonya Holcomb
White Hall, AR
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Oh, Patsy. Hon, I can't even imagine how it feels to have your heart break in two over such a painful, unexpected loss. There are no words impactful enough to express how sorry I am that you are walking this dreadful path. Just know that you are not alone now or on the journey ahead of you. You have the love of God, your loving family, and so many wonderful friends beside you. We all came to love Steve, and his absence will be noticed by everyone who were blessed to know him. You have memories that we don't, and even so, those memories are special and sure to make us smile. Steve was a special person. So kind and helpful. When you're ready, we would love to hear any that you'd like to share. God bless you, dear cousin. I'll be praying for you. Like so many others, I am here for you.

Sandy & Eddie Houpt
Clarkridge, AR
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dear Patsy, we are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our prayers are with you and all the family. May you hold close all the loving memories of your sweet husband. The days ahead may be harder than any you have walked but know God never leaves us nor forsaken us and He will carry you when necessary. I love you dearly my friend.