Thomas S. McManus

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Thomas S. McManus

October 27, 2018

Thomas S. McManus Thomas S. McManus, 75, passed away peacefully on Oct. 27, 2018 surrounded by his family in his home in Eastport.
Tom was known as a proclaimer of God's kingdom. He had the ability to talk to anyone, and was never afraid to strike up a conversation. No matter how the conversation began, he found a way for it to lead to an expression of his faith and an invitation to learn more about God's promises for the future (Psalms 37:10,11). He loved to give and wholeheartedly believed in and lived by the principle that there is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving (Acts 20:35). He simply loved life and would never tire of admiring creation and being in awe of the creator.
Tom wore many hats. You may remember him as "the hot dog guy" of Tom and Jerry's Doghouse in Traverse City or maybe he shined your shoes with VIP Shine. No matter how you may have known him, a conversation with Tom was usually unforgettable, leaving an impact on nearly everyone he met.
He is survived by his wife, Carol McManus; his two children, TJ (Lacy) McManus and Theresa (Juan) Martinez; children, of Joy Albright; and stepchildren, Jeremy (Cassie) Jones and Allison (James) Martin. He was also a grandfather and great-grandfather.
You are invited to join us for a memorial of his life at the Elk Rapids High School auditorium, 707 E. Third St., Elk Rapids, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m., with a reception to follow.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.
Published on November 4, 2018
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Mariah Louise
Nov 10, 2018
Tom the short time I known you you seem like a very nice kind man and I believe you were to everybody you may have known and I believe you would do just about anything for people to make them happy and I also believe people that did not know you would like you to because you were a very special man and very kind and nice to everybody you meet which is good because we need more people like you in the world so everybody can learn how to be kind and nice and sweet to everybody they know.
Mariah Louise
Nov 10, 2018
Tom the short time I known you you seem like a very nice kind man and I believe you were to everybody you may have known and I believe you would do just about anything for people to make them happy and I also believe people that did not know you would like you to because you were a very special man and very kind and nice to everybody you meet which is good because we need more people like you in the world so everybody can learn how to be kind and nice and sweet to everybody they know.
Tim Moeggenberg
Nov 05, 2018
Tom wore God's plan for him -not on his "shirtsleeve", but emblazoned fearlessly across his chest! I have not met anyone who has made a more indellable impression on me. Tom's work on Earth will surely be greatly rewarded in Heaven, and all who knew him are better for having him cross our lives. My deepest condolences to Tom's entire family.
Peggy smedley
Nov 04, 2018
I’m sorry for your loss Tom was a great man. I enjoyed our talks wether it was at the village market buying hot dogs from him or when he would come in to king orchards. Just to say hi and get a cookie or donut. He could always brighten up my day. He just had that way about him. He will be missed.