Jeffery R. Manning, 54, died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Born in Philadelphia on Nov. 17, 1958, he was the son of Virginia (Myers) Manning of Roxana and the late Thomas Richard Manning.

A truck driver, he was a member of the St. Louis Admirals R.C. Boat Club and an avid fisherman, looking forward to his big fishing trip with his good friend, Ron.

On October 20, 1979, in East Alton, he married the former Robin East. She survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a daughter, Jodie Manning of East Alton; two sisters, Jennifer (Robert) Posey and Marie Pilgrim all of Philadelphia; and mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Robert East of Hartford.

A memorial visitation was conducted from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, American Diabetes Foundation, or Alton 5 A's Shelter.