William Edward Manning ’60

William Edward Manning ’60 died at home in Kinston, N.C., on March 11 after an extended illness. Manning was born on Feb. 24, 1939, in Roanoke Rapids. He was the son of the late Edward Branham Manning and Margaret Clarke Manning. He graduated from Davidson and served in the Army from 1960-62. Manning, a respected banker, was employed by Wachovia in Raleigh, Greenville, Sea Level, Morehead City, and Kinston. Manning and his family moved to Kinston in 1970, where he continued his career as Wachovia’s corporate banking manager. He was appointed senior vice president and Kinston city executive in 1985. Manning retired from Wachovia in 1999 after 36 years. He was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and in other various capacities. He volunteered his time and energy to various organizations, including ICOR, Lenoir Committee of 100, and Arendell Parrott Academy, which he served as a board member for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Hooker Manning, 1305 Greenbriar Rd., Kinston, NC 28501; sons, William Edward Manning, Jr. (Penelope Pelletier Manning), Samuel Arthur Hooker Manning (Katherine Rice Manning), and Preston Scott Manning ’95 (Ann Spitsbergen Manning); sister, Frances Manning Gowen; seven grandchildren, Mary Scott Manning, Nancy Lucinda Manning, Samuel Arthur Hooker Manning, Jr., Katherine Elizabeth Manning, William Charles Rice Manning, Preston Scott Manning, Jr., and Charlotte Alexis Manning. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by granddaughter, Caroline Elizabeth Manning.