Thomas Joseph Manion, 86, passed away on October 11, 2016. He was born on August 10, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Michael and Mary Fay Manion. Thomas was a legendary Cadillac salesman, working in the business for over 50 years. He was a Korean War veteran having served in the Navy and the Marines. Thomas was an avid tennis player and loved shag dancing. Thomas was proud of being Irish Catholic. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann in 2000 and son Timothy in 1994. He is survived by his children; Thomas Jr., Julie Fitzmaurice (Michael), Kathy Montiel, and John; 12 grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gabriel Catholic Church on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM. A burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, 1613 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte NC 28207. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service; please share online condolences at hankinsandwhittington.com .
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