Born on November 7, 1937, in Pekin, Illinois, Earl was the son of Francis “Dick” and Elva (Greene) Manche.
Earl united in marriage with Georgia Phillips, on November 19, 1960, in Hazelwood, Missouri. Earl was employed by McDonnell-Douglas for 36 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Macon and served as a Deacon at the Dardenne Baptist Church. A volunteer firefighter, Earl was a former President of the Firefighter District in Wentzville, Missouri. He enjoyed being a pilot and flying, farming, playing his guitar, and especially enjoyed visiting and being with his friends and family.
Earl is survived by his wife, Georgia; three children, Vicki (Manche) Thomas and husband, Jeff, of Anabel, Missouri, Earl Duane Manche, Jr. and Tina, of Wright City, Missouri, and David Manche and wife, Cherie, of St. Peters, Missouri; four grandchildren, Samantha, Jared, Jacob and Abby; one brother, John Manche and wife, Joan, of O’Fallon, Missouri; two sisters, Eva Kincy and husband, Leon, of Sikeston, Missouri, and Frances Anderson and husband, Ercie, of Hillsboro, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Friday, July 10, 2015, at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Rev. Lindell Sconce officiating. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Macon. Visitation will be from 5-7pm, Thursday evening, at the funeral home in Macon. The family suggests memorials to the Gideon Bible (The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 or online www.gideons.org).