Funeral services were held for Troy Manley, 92, of Fort Cobb on Monday in the First Baptist Church in Fort Cobb.
He died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Carnegie.
Manley was born July 19, 1925, near Carnegie to Troy Amos and Iva Gertrude (Davis) Manley. He attended schools throughout Caddo County and finished high school in Hinton.
He had made his home in Fort Cobb since 1977.
After graduation he was in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He served in the South Pacific during World War II.
He married Betty Lou Hubbard July 19, 1946, in Apache. Manley’s first wife preceded him in death in 1977.
He later married Orpha Oleta Clift June 15, 1978, in Oklahoma City. She also preceded him in death, in 2008.
Manley attended Oklahoma Baptist University and became an ordained minister in 1949. He pastored at numerous churches including Stecker Baptist, Bethel Baptist, Alfalfa Baptist, Cedar Canyon Baptist at Hydro, Taloga First Baptist, Foss First Baptist and Custer Avenue Baptist in Clinton. He also served as interim pastor at several churches in California.
To help support his family Manley also began serving as a police officer in Dodge City, Kan., in 1956. He later served as an officer in Fort Cobb and as a park ranger at Fort Cobb Lake.
At his retirement from full time service he was pastor at Cooperton Baptist Church. He continued to serve as part-time and interim pastor at Gotebo First Baptist and Gracemont First Baptist.
His last full-time duty was as minister of Butler First Baptist Church in 2009. He continued to actively preach until October of 2017.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donald Manley and Freddy Manley; and two step-sons.
Survivors include a son, Dale Manley of Monroe, Wash.; a daughter, Diana Rockwell of Fort Cobb; four grandchildren, Justin Manley, Ryan Manley, Randy Rockwell and Dale Rockwell; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Freda Davidson of Medicine Park and Lonita Ritchie of Austin, Texas; two step-sons and their families, Ted Clift and wife Debbie, and Tyler Clift and Tanner Clift, and Steve Clift and wife Marsha of Fort Cobb and Blake and Mallory Clift; one step-daughter and her family, Kay Silva and husband Dale of Amarillo, Texas, and Taryn Silva; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Bro. Leon Shade and Rev. Donnie Edmondson. Burial followed at Carnegie Cemetery in Carnegie.