Jimmy Dale Mannis
Jimmy Dale Mannis passed from this life on June 20, 2017 at his home in DeWitt, Arkansas. He was born March 22, 1966 in DeWitt to Dale and Patsy (Watkins) Mannis. Jimmy spent his childhood in Hearne, Texas, and graduated from Hearne High School in 1984. Jimmy moved back to Arkansas in the early 90’s where he was baptized into the Church of the Firstborn on April 8, 1993 by Bro. Gary Watkins in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Jimmy was employed by DeWitt Fertilizer where he worked for many years. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Patsy Mannis; grandparents, Bill and Eunice Mannis and Leonard Watkins; sister-in-law, Misty Mannis; and niece, Morgan Mannis. He is survived by his sisters and brother, Janice Cotton (James) of Milano, Texas, Jason Mannis (Jill) and Julie Mannis both of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; grandmother, Dorothy Watkins Gladden of Pine Bluff; father-in-law, Raymond Mannis of DeWitt; nephews, Corbin Mannis of South Dakota and Spencer Mannis of Pine Bluff; nieces, McKenzie Barber (Damion) and Angela Barber (Dillon) both of Pine Bluff; great niece and nephew, Elayna and Riley Barber of Pine Bluff; a very special aunt, Carolyn Young (Sonny) of Pine Bluff; and very special uncle, Elmo Mannis of DeWitt; and host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and truly special friends he loved dearly. Funeral services were 2:30 p.m. on June 22 at the Church of the Firstborn in DeWitt with burial following at Thompson Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home of DeWitt.