Bobby Frank Maner ’49

Bobby F. Maner, 94, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on November 24, 2021 at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, NC. He was born in Wilmington, NC, son of the late Frank Garrett and Lois Norris Maner and was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jeanne Sommers Maner. He was also preceded in death by a son, Frank G. “Bo” Maner, II and a daughter in law, Susan Martin Maner.

Bob attended Davidson College where he lettered in basketball and received his undergraduate degree. He earned his Masters degree from UNC Chapel Hill. After college, Bob served honorably in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was the founder of B.F. Maner Insurance Agency, Inc.

Survivors: Son: Robert S. Maner, Kings Mountain, NC Daughter: Sarah M. Lawrence and husband Alan, High Point, NC Grandchild: Joseph M. Maner and wife Stephanie H. Maner Great Grandchild: Shepherd Martin Maner

Memorial Service: Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church with Reverends John Wilcox and John Bridges officiating

Visitation: Immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church

Interment: A Private graveside service will be held at Mountain Rest Cemetery

Memorials: Children’s Homes of Cleveland County at PO Box 2053 ( Shelby, NC 28150 or to First Presbyterian Church at 111 East King Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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Arrangements: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

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