Lellon Clovis Manley of Parks, Arkansas passed from this life, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Parks, Arkansas with his beloved by his side. Clovis was born September 28, 1944, in Centerpoint, Arkansas near Nashville to Lida Manley and Lallah Joe (McCollum) Manley. He was 75 years old.
As a young man, Clovis traveled with his family and lived in several states and has close friends everywhere. Clovis was a certified diesel mechanic and was very good at what he did. He was a loving family man. He raised his own children and many more who passed through his home. He could be found sharing his love for restoring old cars with his kids or traveling with them on vacation. He was quite proud of winning the Arkansas record for the biggest buck in 1974. Clovis also loved to fish. With the many things Clovis enjoyed, his passion was playing the drums. Along with his talented music comrades, they performed in Branson at “The Sho’ Nuff Country Show”. He was definitely entertaining, and he loved to make people laugh. Clovis embraced life, and he was the personification of wit, creativity and diversity. He was always up to trying something new and sharing those experiences with his best friend and companion Mary.
Clovis leaves behind to cherish his memory, his life partner, Mary Williams of the home, children: Karen Manley of Umpire, Arkansas, Kent Manley of Umpire, Arkansas and Bob Williams of Parks, Arkansas. His love will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Jesse Ray Sims and Katelyn Mariah Rounsaville and one great grandchild, Raeleigh Faith. Clovis is also survived by one niece, Serida Bradley. Clovis will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of friends, neighbors and loved ones.
Clovis was preceded in death by his parents Lida and Lallah Manley, the mother of his children, the love of his life, Joan Gail (Kesterson) Manley, one brother Phil Manley, one sister Lida Joe (Manley) Steed and one brother in law Gerald Steed.
A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.
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