In Memory

Joseph Scott Manning

Joseph Scott Manning 1953 ~ 2011

Joseph Manning, 58, passed away on November 17, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Born in Salt Lake City May 17, 1953 to Sidney L. Manning and June M. Pehrson.  Joe was a graduate of East High School where he earned many accolades in baseball and basketball. "Slippery Joe" was an all state guard and member of the State Championship Basketball Team for East High in 1971, he continued to Snow College with an athletics scholarship.  Joe will be remembered by Carolyn R. Manning and their beautiful nine children: Sitges, Sonja, Joseph, Abraham, Isaiah, Carolyn, John Paul, Angelica, and Moses.

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11/26/11 07:22 PM #1    

Philip DeLaMare

I was shocked last night when I read Joe's obituary. There were only two of us there at the funeral today that played basketball with him over the years. What talent and great body control he had honed with hard practice and what a competitor! His anticipation was uncanny. I have replayed some of his amazing steals, shots, and assists in basketball and catches, put-outs, and hits in softball on our church team in my mind hundreds of times. I have missed him for 40 years now but I was able to meet some of his remarkable children at the funeral. They will amount to something-there is a lot of spunk in those nine children and quite the legacy!

11/27/11 12:04 AM #2    

Lynmarie Plouzek (Cook)

Thanks to Joe for great memories  at East  High, especially in basketball.

08/16/13 08:22 PM #3    

Carolyn Goates (Campbell)

This comment was sent to our site by John Manning, Joe Manning's son.




I am John Manning son of “slippery Joe” Manning. Many of you probably don’t

remember seeing much of my dad after high school, but let me tell you he was a big

part of my life. What a great dad. He spent the majority of his post high school days

caring and providing for his family of nine children.  He lived a full life and I know he

watches over me every day I’m here.

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to

die at any time.”

?  Mark Twain

R.I.P pops, we all love you.

04/13/14 06:07 PM #4    

Tom Smokoff

What can I say about Joe Manning ... When I first moved into the neighborhood Joe and I became instant friends.I have so many fond memories of Joe, and his dad Sid. Sid would come to all the baseball games and he would cheer for me as if I were his own son. I remember Sid during one of thr All Star games imploring or rather yelling at the coach to put me in the game, he did, and I hit the game winning home run. Thank you Sid and thank you Joe... I miss you both.

I was with Joe the night before the state finals, we got in a bit of a jam at the Arctic Circle, Had I not known the  police officer, my ex cops league coach ... Joe might not have been avialable to play in the state finals the next night.. but fortune was with us and the team won state. . Go..Joe... may you rest in peace ... Tom

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