Michael McManus Obituary

Michael John McManus
Michael John McManus

November 25, 1933 - December 23, 2018
Resided in Louisville, TN
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Michael John “Greendad” McManus, age 85, of Louisville, joined his beloved wife in Heaven on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018. Relocating from England in 1976 with his young family, he took a job locally in the rubber industry. John made Blount County his home and flourished, traveling the world, mentoring colleagues, and opening factories, including the Schlegel Technical Center in Blount County. He was known for his magnetic personality, generosity, and love for humanity. John had a gift for making people smile and lifting their spirits. He was happiest outside flower gardening, playing cricket or golf, boating on Fort Loudon Lake, or spending time in the Smokies. John was an active member of the Blount County community. He served for many years on the Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors for Blount Memorial Hospital. He was also an active supporter of the William Blount High School band program as a booster. As a longtime member of Our Lady of Fatima, he taught Sunday School, was involved in the Dismas House and Decisions Programs, was a member of the Parish Council and choir, and was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. John will be greatly missed by so many friends, colleagues, and loved ones around the world. John was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, his parents Michael and Mary McManus, his brothers Lawrence and Patrick McManus, and his sisters Bernadette Cheetham and Joan Carr. He is survived by daughters Amanda McManus of Atlanta and Dianne McManus-Atkin, son-in-law Mark Atkin, and grandson Eli Atkin of Knoxville, his sisters Millie Pounde and Gerry Stone and brothers Danny and Andy McManus, all of Australia. The family will receive friends at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Friday, December 28th, from 6-8pm. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Saturday, December 29th at 2pm with Fr. William McNeeley officiating. The entombment will follow at Grandview Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:

Smoky Mountain Meals On Wheels
3509 Tuckaleechee Pike
Maryville 37803

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Visitation
McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home
220 W. Broadway Ave.
Maryville, TN US 37801
Friday, December 28, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
860 Louisville Rd.
Alcoa, TN US 37701
Saturday, December 29, 2018
2:00 PM
Entombment
Grandview Mausoleum
2304 Tuckaleechee Pike
Maryville, TN US 37803
Saturday, December 29, 2018
3:00 PM