Community cheerleader passes away
Manley had recently been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.
The news of his illness and then his death came as quite a shock to me.
I have worked with him for several years as I covered ShareFest OKC, a day when Oklahoma City metro area churches spread out into the community to conduct a wide range of community service projects.
Manley made an impression on me because he always said ShareFest was a way to bring the churches together for a cause that is and should be near and dear to their hearts: providing aid to their communities. About 82 churches participated in last year’s ShareFest.
News of Manley’s passing brought to mind a statement he made during our interview right before last year’s ShareFest. I quoted him on it:
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