Obituary for Thomas Seth Manning
Thomas Seth Manning, 44, of Pulaski, VA, went to be with his Lord on September 8, 2022, due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Seth was a beloved son, grandson, father, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend, and he will be missed forever.
Seth was born in May 1978 in Radford, VA. He attended Pulaski County Schools, where he quickly became known for being a friend to many and always championing the underdog. Sadly, Seth fell victim to addiction, but he never lost his love of learning and desire for knowledge, his kindness to everyone, or his never-ending loyalty to his family and friends. He loved animals, children, his Papaw, and his Mom beyond measure. Seth believed strongly in sharing anything he owned, even in death, choosing to donate his organs to give others a chance to live.
Seth is survived by his parents, Barbara and Kenny Dalton; grandparents Joe and Helen Manning; grandmother, Stella Dalton, sister, India (Doug) Andrews; brother, Ian Parker; step-sister, Katie Slider; niece, Stevie-Rhae Parker; aunts and uncles, Dale (Carol) Dalton, Dean (Sharon) Dalton, Leon (Ronda) Dalton, Amy (John) Ferrara, Paul (Lisa) Manning, Sue Manning; former wife, Kim-Ann Manning; the children of his heart, William (Jennifer) Jones, Alyson (Mark) Avise; grand-children of his heart; Grayson Jones, Emma Avise, Ella Avise; and his lifelong friend, Dennis Roseberry. He also leaves behind a host of cousins, other extended family members, and friends around the world.
Seth was predeceased by his biological father, Tommy Parker, and his grandfather, Oscar Dalton.
In place of funeral services, and to honor Seth’s character, please read his own words and remember them going forward: “Think before you use words 2 hurt even if you are destroyed. Don’t allow that destruction to continue – external or internal. Love is a kindness rarely showed if you think about it. It’s the simple thing that means the most.”
September 12, 2022 @ 11:11 am
I have no words to express the sorrow for your loss…so sorry.
September 12, 2022 @ 11:34 am
Thanks for sharing his words.
September 12, 2022 @ 2:15 pm
I am so sorry! Prayers for all! His words to live by is something to think about! Truer words never spoken. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Ken and Dee Duncan
September 12, 2022 @ 2:32 pm
So sorry for your loss! Keeping all of you in our prayers for Gods comfort and peace in the coming days!
Terri mcgrady doss
September 13, 2022 @ 1:39 pm
Bless you Barbara. I pray for you and family. Terri mcgrady doss
September 14, 2022 @ 9:56 am
A gentleman at all times never once was be less than a man of manners and respect… You were just talking to me not to long ago., I’m glad I stopped and offered you a ride to the store.. take care of the others when you get there and don’t forget us down here.. made love BROTHERMAN.
September 14, 2022 @ 9:09 pm
Barbara, Kenny, India & Aunt Stella. I am so sorry to hear about Seth’s passing I did not know him well
but the quote he wrote was so awesome and true. God be with you all in a special way. With Love Rita & Bobby Cook
September 16, 2022 @ 9:35 pm
My prayers are with u all. So sorry for your loss.
September 17, 2022 @ 12:14 am
Heaven has another great person. Will be sadly missed
Don, Greta & Donna Dowdy
September 18, 2022 @ 8:13 pm
To Seth’s family,
Prayers to each of you. Seth was an extraordinary guy. He never knew a stranger. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
September 22, 2022 @ 11:41 am
We go back like old school Cadillacs my friend I can still see you sitting on my coach and us talking about this or that your greatly missed but definitely in a better place we will meet again hold it down until my arrival 😉
September 30, 2022 @ 11:30 am
I only had the pleasure of meeting Seth once and just from that couple hours it seemed like we had known one another alot longer. He is very much missed by his friends he was one of the few honest and loyal people.left. My condolences