WILLIAM “BILL” MANESS Obituary – May 1, 1935 – June 15, 2020


William Leroy “Bill” Maness, 85, of Henderson passed away Monday morning, June 15, 2020 at the home of his son.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Allen Walker, Doug Burleson, Tony Hysmith, Billy Smith and Roy Sharp officiating.
Burial will follow at Cave Springs Cemetery. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday.
He was born May 1, 1935 and reared in Chester County, the Little Hatchie Community, the son of the late Jess Willard and Eula Virginia Crouse Maness. He attended schools at Hickory Corner. 
He farmed as a young man. He moved to Oklahoma in 1957 and worked at Farmer’s Lumber Company for 11 years. While in Oklahoma, he met and married Mary Swallow.  They moved to Chester County and made their home in the Old Friendship – Hickory Corner Community since 1968.  He worked at Wicks Lumber Company and then worked as an installer for Manddix, a shelving installation company. 
He enjoyed raising quail and loved coon hunting, rabbit hunting and deer hunting.  He had earned many trophies at area coon hunts.  He was a member of the Estes Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann Swallow Maness of Henderson; a son, Billy Ray Maness of Henderson; one daughter, Donna Ann (Dan) Lussier of Henderson; six grandchildren, Jonathan (Mandi) Lussier, Christi (Shane) Jensen, Dayna (Billy) Patterson, Laura Beth (Cody) Dendy, Mary Emilee Lussier and Rylee Maness; 10 great-grandchildren, Jackson and Maddie Lussier, Evan, Milly and Jase Jensen, Maggie Patterson, Tuff and Layla Faye Dendy and Tylon and Luke Maness; six brothers, David Maness of Jackson, Raywood Maness of Crump, Harrel Maness of Finger, Johnny Maness of Finger, Robert Maness of Wichita, Kan., and Danny Maness of Henderson; and four sisters, Inetha Robison of Henderson, Shirley Swallow of Corinth, Miss., Susie Smith of Finger and Betty Graves of Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Retta Maness (2013); one granddaughter, LeAnn Maness (2020); and a brother, Larry Maness.