Samuel  Manus
Samuel "Sam" G. Manus went to be with the Lord at 8:27 p.m. November 5, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.
Sam was born in Williamsport, Ind., on February 1, 1946, to Moss and Julia (Stokes) Manus.
He married Henriette Roach-David and later married Sandra (Sandy) Sheetz.
Sam retired from TeePak after 23-plus years. Sam proudly served as radio transmitter on the USS Randolph while in the Navy from March 1965 to February 1969. He belongs to the American Legion Post 210.
Sam attended First Church of the Nazarene in Danville. Sam also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, making CDs and DVDs for family and friends, taking video clips of nature and wild animals. Sam also enjoyed western movies and war movies.
Sam was an avid fan of the Illinois Illini basketball and football teams. He also enjoyed watching the Indianapolis Colts. Sam loved playing gospel music on the keyboard, organ and accordion. Sam always joked with family and friends, especially his granddaughter, Emily, and son-in-law, Rudi, as they came back with something. Sam didn't know a stranger.
He was preceded by his parents; son, Sammy; sisters, Barbara Burleson, Clara Kavanaugh, Francis Higgins, Juanita Manus, Kathryne Manus, Mary Britton, Violet Adams; and brothers, Ernest Manus and Robert Manus.
Sam is survived by his wife; daughters, Julia (Rudi) Shelton, Carol Manus and Michelle Manus (Ernest Surber); grand-daughters, Vanessa, Emily, Allison, Taylor, Briana, Elizabeth, Hannah Shelton, Courtney and Megan Mennach and Eliza and Alyssa Surber; grandsons, Michael and Nicholas Shelton. Also surviving are sisters, Linda Thorpe and Edna Yost, and brother Richard Manus. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sam will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Pastor David Anderson will preside over services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, at the Catholic Chapel at the VA Illiana Health Care System. Visitation from noon to beginning of service. Burial will be at Danville National Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 210.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association or charity of donor's choice. Online condolences:
Published on November 7, 2019


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Nov 08, 2019
Sandy my heart breaks for you and all Sams children and grandchildren. I truly know he is going to be missed. My cuz. May God hold you close