Mountain Man, Irvin Russell “Rusty” Manuel, 63, of Front Royal, Virginia, died Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Warren Memorial Hospital.
A funeral service will be held for Rusty at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Front Royal Baptist Temple, 25th W 18th St. Front Royal, Virginia with Pastor Carl Menefee officiating. Interment will follow all services at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Rusty was born in Winchester, Virginia to his mother, Esther Cole, and late father, Johnie Manuel. He is also predeceased by his half-brother, Pete Manuel.
Surviving Rusty is his beloved wife of 42 years, Sharon Manuel; his mother, Esther Carper Cole; his children, Jennifer Dawn Radebaugh (Michael) and Nathan Jedidiah Manuel; his siblings, Norman Manuel (Helen), Robin Phillips (Kermit) and Rebecca Manuel (Rodney); and her grandchildren, Layth, Autumn, Cheyenne, William, Evan and Isabelle.
Rusty was a devoted member of the Front Royal Baptist Temple and was a close friend of Pastor Danny Clegg and Betty Clegg. He was a founding member of the Front Royal Baptist Temple and made many friends and relatives there over many years. Rusty worked at Ferguson Enterprise for 20 years and prior to moving to Front Royal he was a Certified Lumber Grader for Plum Creek Saw Mill in Columbia Falls, Montana. Rusty loved all his friends and co-workers in Montana. His favorite hobbies were hunting, gardening and blacksmithing. He also served as a firefighter in Olney, Montana
A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W Main St. Front Royal, Virginia 22630.
The pallbearers will be Randy Coffman, Keith Coffman, Greg Carper, Derek Carper, Roger Manuel and Tony Fox.
Honorary bearers will be Vic Mowery and Zsolt Vezsenyi.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Front Royal Baptist Temple and the family would like to thank everyone who sent them cards and gave them phone calls. In addition, the family extend their heartfelt thanks to the incredible health care team at Warren Memorial Hospital.