Emmett “Butch” Manasco

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Emmett Darrell Manasco, was born November 8, 1946 and passed away Friday, November 2, 2018. Funeral services were held November 6 at Alford Heights Baptist Church in Many with burial at Antioch Cemetery in Florien. He was a lifelong resident of Many where he established his livelihood as a used car salesman, and later a bail bondsman. He was elected as a Sabine Parish Police Jury Member for three terms. He was also appointed as a Sabine Parish Fire District Board Member for many years. He truly enjoyed dealing, trading, and tinkering with his cars and tractors. Butch loved his family deeply and was treasured by them in return. He beamed with pride with each mention of his children and grandchildren. His devotion toward his family was demonstrated through his diligence and provision. His insatiable wit and comedic relief will be sorely missed by his extended family and friends alike. In addition, Butch loved to fellowship with others. He never met a stranger and his exceptional interpersonal skills resulted in countless friendships. His legacy as “a friend to all” is evidenced by his kindness, compassion, hospitality and generosity as he seized every opportunity to help and bless others. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dianne Thomason, and his parents, Emmitt and Becky Manasco. Remaining to cherish his memory is his wife of 33 years, Cindy Langton Manasco; children, Bradley Manasco and wife, Cindy, of Amity, Arkansas, Brian Manasco of Glenwood, Arkansas, Savannah Gilcrease and husband, Dustin, of Florien, Lang Manasco of Shreveport and girlfriend, Grace Thomas; grandchildren, Angil Manasco, Karley Manasco, Nicholas Manasco, Stone Manasco, John Manasco, Abel Gilcrease; and one niece and five nephews. Pallbearers were Lang Manasco, Bradley Manasco, Brian Manasco, Robert Hable, David Davis, Lee McCann, Dustin Gilcrease, and Jonah Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Oscar Alford, Clifton Lewing, Jr., Jim Cole, Cindy Simmons, Suzette Anderson, Marilyn Meyers, Lavon White, Stone Manasco, and Nick Manasco.

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