A. Bryant Manning

A. Bryant Manning MD

Saturday, November 21st, 1936 - Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Bryant Manning passed away November 25, 2019 surrounded by family at his home in Arlington, Texas, a few weeks after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Bryant is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Gay Holmes Manning and their children Debbie Manning Withers (husband James), and Jeff Manning (wife Yvonne), and grandchildren Cole, Anna, and Max Withers, JB Ramey, and Salina Habibeh.

Bryant was born in Star, Tx and grew up in Clyde, the son of Cozette Bryant Manning and Marvin Manning (who died when Bryant was just two.) He was one of six children and is survived by his sisters Wanda Manning Baker and Yvonne Manning Donaldson.

This small town country boy had a life-long love of reading and learning, and a curiosity about the larger world. He attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene and graduated from UT Galveston Medical School in 1962. During his residency at John Peter Smith in Ft Worth he won the Mead Johnson Award for outstanding resident. Bryant also served eight years in the National Guard.

Bryant is one of those lucky people who found the perfect calling through his life’s work. For 43 years he faithfully and joyfully served as a family practice physician in Arlington, Texas until retiring at the age of 70. During his private practice, he worked 28 years in the Emergency Room at Arlington Memorial Hospital and also served as Chief of Staff at both hospitals in Arlington. He brought babies into the world, set broken bones, treated disease, removed gall bladders, donated medical care to the Boys Club of Arlington, and lifted spirits with his easygoing bedside manner. Patients fondly remember the cowboy boots he wore on the job.

Bryant’s life exemplified the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control … along with a lot of humor.

He taught his kids and grandkids to waterski, snow ski, bait a hook, and play blackjack. He loved a good joke, football, playing games, reading, traveling the world, classic country music, and lake life at Possum Kingdom.

His life will be celebrated during a memorial visitation on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, Bryant would love for you to get together with your loved one(s) and share a meal and a few laughs. Better yet, plan a trip together, take lots of pics, and create unforgettable memories.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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James Herndon

Posted at 01:37am
God bless this wonderful man. I am 60. My grandmother died at 99 in 2005. She worked at a music store he would come into as a boy. He was her doctor from the day he began until she passed. Him and my mother were born same year and grew up together. He was my doctor for decades. Heaven has a new angel. I love you sir with all my heart.

Linda Nix

Posted at 07:21pm
I was a patient of Dr. Manning's since the 1970's, when Dr. George thought he could help me more and turned me over to him.. Soon, my whole family was going to Dr. Manning. We cried the day he retired and took cookies to him and books to Marie. We thought we would be lost without him, and in many ways, we were. Dr. George is, once again, my G.P. and takes very good care of us but we all still have such wonderful memories of Dr Manning and his cowboy boots ~ there will never be another like him.

Dr. Brad Wasson

Posted at 10:35am
Great Man. I am sorry I could not attend.God bless you and your family, Gay.
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Lynn Jennings

Posted at 08:52pm
I’m very sorry for your loss. Dr. Manning was a great doctor to our family, treating myself, my husband and both of our children for many years. He had such a caring heart & touched scores of people through his life. His legacy will live on in all those hearts he touched along his life’s journey and I’ll keep you in my prayers as you adjust to your journey without him. May God bless you and comfort you. Lynn Jennings

Pam Millican

Posted at 07:13pm
I always loved working in the OR with Dr. Manning at AMH. He had a great sense of humor, always told a joke or two and was so compassionate when speaking of and with his patients. Good memories of a great man! Peace be with his family.

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