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Chip Manning

February 18, 1951 — December 4, 2023

After a yearlong battle with cancer, my husband passed away at home on Monday, December 4, 2023 surrounded by his family. As hard as it is to say goodbye, we all know he is at peace now and happy to be in the presence of the Lord.

He and I discussed how blessed we were to have been married 48 years, raised two wonderful children, who in turn gave us five precious grandchildren. Along with those blessings came the success of C & J Barbeque which has been an amazing journey and one beyond our wildest dreams.

Chip really enjoyed going to the stores to talk to our customers. He was known for giving everybody, employees included, a playful hard time. His favorite thing to do was meet new customers, especially those coming in town for Aggie games. Every time he saw an opposing team shirt, he would go over and see where they were coming from and want to know how they found out about C & J. Chip never met a stranger.

His greatest joy however was spending time with our children, Reagan and Justin. He was so proud of them and their ability to take C & J Barbeque to a whole new level of service and success. He loved bragging on them every chance he got.

Our annual summer vacation with the family was something he really looked forward to every year. This past summer in Livermore Colorado at Cherokee Park Dude Ranch, where our grandkids rode horses everyday, was a memory we all will never forget.

Chip loved classic cars, watching car auctions, cooking shows and barbeque cook-offs on TV. He enjoyed playing golf, hunting, time on his lease enjoying the outdoors, fishing and driving his ‘52 Ford pickup as well as his ‘67 Chevy Super sport.

Over the years, we have been blessed with so many amazing friendships. Chip was so touched and grateful to all of his friends, family, and employees who came by to see him, sent cards, letters, texts, or called expressing their love and prayers for his healing. The love and support has been overwhelming.

Chip was born in Houston, Texas on February 18, 1951 to Floyd and Evalyn Manning. He had one sister, Barbara, who passed away a little over two years ago from the same dreaded disease. All three have proceeded him in death. His belief that they will be reunited again warmed his heart, especially since he lost his father at the young age of four.

Survivors include his wife and partner in life, Jo Manning; daughter, Reagan Manning; son, Justin and his wife Sarah Manning; our grandchildren, Beckett, Hollis, Grayson, Penny, and Evie; his very close extended family, daughter-in-law, Nicole Rose; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Cheryl and Joe Goldwater, Ellen and Robert Goldhirsh, Mark and Karen Fishkind, and Mickey and Nikki Holtzman; along with nephews and nieces, Jason, Yael (“Y’all, as Chip called her), Ariana, and Toby Goldwater; Geoff Goldwater, Robert Fishkind, Danny and Elissa Fishkind, Hannah and Conner Unruh, and Elle Holtzman.

Special thanks to all his doctors, Dr. Erin Fleener, Dr. Jamie Pawlowski, Dr. Richard Smith, and Dr. Tom Salzer. Heartfelt thanks go out to his special friend, Linda Davis, along with the nursing staff at Traditions Hospice.

Please see service information below. The family will attend a graveside service privately. Pallbearers are Darrell Jones, Mark Carrillo, Marcus Walker, Matt Hoelscher, Blake Robertson, and Jerrell Thomas.

 

Memorials may be given in Chip’s name to wheelchairsforwarriors.org. Please be sure to leave the note, "In Memory of Chip Manning."

 

 

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, December 7, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, December 8, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Westminster Presbyterian Church

3333 Oak Ridge Drive, Bryan, TX 77802

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Reception

Friday, December 8, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Westminster Presbyterian Church

3333 Oak Ridge Drive, Bryan, TX 77802

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