Mr. Manire died at 11:45 a.m. February 24, 2011 at his home in Christian County. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Silas and Ruby Grace Manire; one sister Katie Whitson.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ann Humphrey Manire of Hopkinsville; one brother, George Manire of N.C.; one sister, Flora Schaller of Hopkinsville; four sons, John T. Manire of Louisville, James T. Manire of Orange Park, Fla., Troy Manire of Mt. Washington, and Jed Manire of Owensboro; five daughters, Trina Diuguid of Lexington, Jessica Hernandez of Clarksville, Tenn., Jay Manire of Tampa, Fla., Joy Wilbur of Lexington and Jana Williams of Lexington; and 23 grandchildren.