James Charles Manning, Sr., 77, Lansing, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at his home.

James Charles Manning, Sr., 77, Lansing, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at his home. He was born Jan. 20, 1942, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the son of James Phillip and Dorothy Elizabeth (Jennings) Manning.
On June 2, 1973, James married Joan Marie Layton. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a daughter, Jennifer Marie (Steve) Norman, Leavenworth; two sons, James Charles Manning Jr., Leavenworth and Jeffrey Michael Manning, Mission, Kansas; a sister, Darylene Hindahl, McLeansboro, Illinois; two granddaughters, Kayelee Marie Manning and Izabella Eleanor-Marie Norman; his beloved dog, Sparky; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Layton and Donna Layton; and a large extended family.
James was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Smith; and three brothers-in-law, Bill Hindahl, Robert Layton and William Layton.
He was a true patriot for his country, serving time in the United States Army and receiving numerous awards. During his time, he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and numerous other awards related to his talent in marksmanship.
James also worked in supply at the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 27 years and Lansing High School as a custodian for 10 years.
He was involved in the Council on Aging for over 10 years.
James enjoyed shooting, fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with his family and was known as their own personal “MacGyver”. He liked listening to talk radio.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, with a procession line starting at 10:15 a.m. from the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.