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Van Troy McManus

August 21, 1933 ~ January 1, 2020 (age 86)

Obituary

Van Troy McManus, 86, of Benton, Arkansas passed away January 1, 2020. He was born August 21, 1933 in Tulip, Arkansas to the late Calvin Bailey and Jurelia (Garrett) McManus.
Van Troy proudly served in the United States Army and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He loved the Lord and was of the Methodist faith. Van Troy was a carpenter by trade and built furniture, bird houses, chicken coops, and many other wood projects. Over the years, he kept all kinds of animals including chickens, horses, goats, cows, and dogs. He also raised homing pigeons and participated in pigeon races. Some of Van Troy's hobbies included gardening, fishing, playing guitar and harmonica, four-wheeling, and hunting.
Preceding Van Troy in death are his parents; brother, Theron Garrett McManus; half-sister, Jessie Mae McManus Fox; and great-granddaughter, Abigail McManus.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of sixty-four years, Virginia McManus of Benton, Arkansas; children: Derek Shawn McManus and wife Gloria of Benton and Vanessa Susan Johnson and husband Randal of Benton; grandchildren: John Charles McManus, Annette Leann Duncan, and Derek Manuel McManus; great-grandchildren: Christopher Duncan and Mariah Duncan; and many more family members and friends who love him and will miss him always.
Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 7, with memorial service, officiated by Rev. Ben Crismon, following at 11:00 AM at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas.
Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.

Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.

Visitation

JAN 7. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Smith - Benton Funeral Home
322 N. Market St.
Benton, AR, 72015

Memorial Service

JAN 7. 11:00 AM (CST)

Smith - Benton Funeral Home
322 N. Market St.
Benton, AR, 72015

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