Mark Clifford Manley Knoxville, TN Mark Clifford Manley, age 60, Knoxville, Tennessee on February 13, 2017 discovered his heavenly peace, he so longed for after suffering health issues for 20 + years. He endured pain with grace and never complained. Mark was born in Rutland, Vermont on April 10, 1956. In 1975, he began a career in plumbing and later industrial product sales. He held positions as purchasing agent and primarily sales. Ferguson Enterprises was his long time employer beginning in 1978 in Virginia. Later, he worked for Ferguson in Raleigh, NC, Hilton Head, SC and Knoxville, TN. A love story began in 1994 when Mark met Wendy Christensen. They moved from Charlotte, NC to Knoxville in 1996. They became members of Grace Lutheran Church and were married at Grace on January 2, 1999. Mark possessed a genuine spirit of kindness. His faith and sense of humor sustained him through life challenges. He loved adventure and loved being outdoors. Golf was his primary hobby and his highlight was attending the Masters with his father in the late 80's, he also loved cars, reading and travel. His personality and intelligence really shined brightly in his last six months in home hospice care. Wendy, friends and caregivers were amazed at his profound and funny statements. For over a year Mark became buddies with a dog name Licorice. They loved and cared for each other! Thank you to Amedisys Hospice Care and his primary team: Trudy, Laura and Jennifer. Their love, empathy and care will always be remembered. Thank you to Danielle from "Always Best Care". She was a wonderful and loving caregiver to Mark. In his last weeks he said "Danielle, You are my best source." On January 2, 2017 friend Jill in one week planned an 18th Wedding Anniversary Wedding Vow Renewal. A beautiful memory to cherish! Mark was predeceased by parents, Donald and Marion Clifford Manley; and sisters, Elaine Turner and Diane Manley. Mark is survived by devoted wife, Wendy; daughter, Stephanie (Brad) Huxter; son, Chase Manley; and twin grandchildren, Dawson and Madeline Huxter all from North Carolina; sisters, Linda Manley, Karen Manley, Valerie (Mike) Murray; and brothers, James (Marge) Manley and Peter (Peg) Manley. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a funeral following the visitation in the chapel of Click Funeral Home and Cremations 9020 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923 with Pastor Rich Elseroad Officiating. Mausoleum entombment will be held Saturday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery on Sutherland Avenue. Please meet at 10:45 at Click Funeral Home and Cremations to travel in procession. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mark's Memory at https://app.mobilecause.com/f/10gh/n . (Medullary Thyroid Cancer) or Grace Lutheran Church, 9076 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923. On Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. a reception to honor and celebrate the Life of Mark Manley at Gettysvue Country Club, 9317 Linksvue Drive (Off of Westland Drive), Knoxville, Tennessee 37922, where Mark and Wendy are members. Condolences may be left for the family at www.clickfh.com . Click Funeral Home and Cremations - Middlebrook Chapel is serving the Manley Family.
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