Thomas Reid Manchester, 94

Thomas Reid Manchester, age 94, of Sigourney, IA peacefully passed away on March 16, 2024, surrounded by his son and loved ones.

He was born November 29, 1929 near Mercer, Missouri to Cecil L. (Tom) and Nova A. Manchester. He attended country schools and graduated from Garland School at Mercer, MO. On August 1, 1953 he married Lora Phyllis (Holt) Manchester in Princeton, MO. From this marriage they were blessed with a son Phillip.

Reid drove trucks for many years, retiring in 1984 from Montgomery Wards Fleet. He spent retirement life traveling, enjoying Bluegrass music, mowing lawns, driving people to doctor appointments, and enjoying his coffee time at places in Sigourney, IA. He attended the Sigourney Baptist Church and was a member of the Baptist Church in Princeton, MO.

He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, February 2019, his parents, and sister Loretta Kimball.

He is survived by his son Phillip (Ruth) Manchester of Sigourney, IA. Two granddaughters Amanda (Steven) Clubb of Hayesville, IA, and Alyssa Manchester & (Chase) Tremmel of Sigourney, IA. Two sisters, Mary Ann Wilkie of Des Moines, IA, and Ruth Buck of Montgomery, Alabama and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements Holm Funeral Home.

Funeral Service were March 20, 2024 at the Holm Funeral Home.



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