Lonnie Manning

Lonnie "Sonny" Manning

1939 - 2019

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Lonnie (Sonny) Manning went home to his Lord and Savior on August 1st, 2019.
Lonnie was born in Springfield, MO. on April 16th, 1939.

He lived in Missouri until the age of fifteen when he moved to Colorado with his grandparents.
Lonnie later married and had two daughters, Kimberly ( Conti) and Deanna( Ruschioni),  during which time he joined the army and was sent to Germany.

He later joined the Operator Engineers Union, local 9 in Denver, Colorado, eventually becoming a highly respected tower crane operator, erecting many of the downtown Skyscrapers.

Lonnie went on to become a fun and loving grandfather of five: Cheney, Tonya, Joshua, Tahlia and Savannah, a great grandfather of nine and a great, great grandfather of eleven.

He married Lesta Beattie in 1995. They had twenty five years of love happiness and travels, basing their home in Tucson Arizona. Along with Lesta and his earlier family, Lonnie leaves behind stepsons Steven and Christopher Ellis, stepdaughter Yvette Gillespie, granddaughters, Taylor Ellis, Rachel Gillespie Mika, Samantha Martin, Ashlee Ellis and Kristin Clark, grandsons, Christopher Ellis Jr., Connor,Tristan Ellis, Patrick Clark and James Belanger and his brother, Larry Mac Manning.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Manning, sister Judy Rochester and step daughter, Kimeri Belanger.

Lonnie was known as a most compassionate man, always willing to help anyone.

His hilarious childhood stories will continue to be told, though never as funny as when he told them.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Saint Vincent de Paul, Cabrini Chapter or your local ASPCA.  


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Memorial Service

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Angel Valley Funeral Home
2545 N Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona, United States