David (Sallie) R. Manning, age 76 of Boones Mill died peacefully at home Sunday, September 15, 2019. David was the baby boy of deceased Grover and Retha Manning; brothers, Carlton and Arnold Manning; sisters, Maxine Lee, JoAnn Poff, Becky Reinis. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Spradling Manning; daughter, Angela Manning and friend Jim; brother, Alvin Manning; and sister-in-law, Betty Simmons. David is also survived by many precious nieces and nephews; special friends, Doc Blanchard and Dewey Bryant. No words can ever express our appreciation to all of our fierce prayer warriors in different churches, individuals, friends, and especially our precious Boones Mill Church of the Brethren where Dave served as usher, Trustee, and Sunday School Secretary. We express our appreciation to Lewis Gale Medical Center doctors and nurses and Amedisys Hospice for the special care given to Dave. Dave loved to hunt, as everyone knew, and he loved God’s beautiful creation and enjoyed seeing the deer, turkeys, birds, bears, etc. We will really miss him, but we know he is in God’s loving hands now with no more pain and lots of clear breaths from now on. Please do not bring food to the house, but you may take to the Boones Mill Church of the Brethren Fellowship Complex where a meal will be served after the service. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Boones Mill Church of the Brethren in Dave’s memory. A memorial service will be held at the Boones Mill Church of the Brethren on Saturday, September 21 at 1:00PM with visitation at 12:00PM. Rev. Jerry Naff will be performing the service with remarks and prayer by Rev. Robert Miller. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.