George McManness Jr.
George G. McManness, Jr. 1937-2016 George G. McManness, Jr., died peacefully at home on October 15, 2016 after a long illness. He was born on July 5, 1937, in Lawrence, Kansas, to George G. McManness and Margaret Smith McManness. He is survived by his wife, June Hahn Johnson, his daughter, Kim Lerma, his stepsons, Brad Graham and Aaron Johnson, stepdaughter, Jennifer Bergman, and brother, Raymond McManness. He is preceded in death by Virginia McManness, his wife of 30 years, and his son, Robert McManness. He will be missed by grandchildren, Shannon and Cheryl McElwee, Caleb and Brayden Bergman, Addison and Alexandra Johnson, Matthew Graham, Kellsie Vernia, and great-grandchildren, Payton Graham, Braxton Vernia, and Carson Vernia, as well as extended family and friends. George graduated from high school in Wichita, Kansas, where he became a gifted trumpet player and talented musician. After graduation George's love of wheels and gift in sales led him to a successful career in auto sales from Wichita, Kansas to Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Salesmanship ultimately led to his career with Lakeview and Old Missions Cemeteries. Hired by Service Corporation Inc., in 1981, George worked in Wichita, Kansas, Arlington, Texas, and Houston, Texas. He retired as Senior V.P. of Sales for Service Corporation International in 2001. Friends are invited to a visitation with the family from 6 - 8 p.m. on the evening of Friday, October 21, 2016 in the Red Oak Room of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX. 77079. The family will receive guests at 10:30 a.m. until service time. Services will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. Entombment will be in Wichita, Kansas at Lakeview Cemetery on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. We especially thank all of George's friends and care-givers for the love and consideration shown to our family during this time. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Sjogren's Foundation, www.sjogrens.org .
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