Russell L. Manley

March 05, 1949 ‒ May 18, 2021

Marion, Ohio

Russell L. Manley, age 72, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at home surrounded by family after a 4 year battle with Cancer.  He never gave up hope or the fight!

Russell was born in Marion, Ohio on March 5, 1949 to the late Noah Lee and Mable (Shultz) Manley. Russell worked many places over the years including 15 years at Silverline.

Russell was a family man and could be found helping anyone in need.  He loved to spend time with his step children and traveling with his loving companion Sue.  Russell enjoyed taking rides on one of his many motorcycles visiting friends and family across Ohio and West Virginia.  Russell could often be found working in his yard and wanted to make sure it looked perfect.  Having a green thumb, he would plant a garden every year full of cucumbers, tomatoes, and strawberries.  Having a fun side, Russell enjoyed playing jokes on everyone in his family and visiting the casino was a must.

Russell, the rock of the family, will be missed by his longtime companion, Sue Cooper; stepchildren, Diana (Scott) Bullion, Larry (Stephanie) Cooper, Janie Cooper, Kenny (Tabatha) Cooper; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and sister, Wanda Irene Wood; and countless, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Russell was preceded in death by sister, Norma L. Gibson; and half siblings, Marvin McIntire, Everett Miller, Rosealie M. Starcher, and Vivian L. Swartz.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel (347 West Center St., Marion) on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 11 until 1. A funeral will follow at 1 PM with Celebrate Galen McLeod officiating.  Burial will follow at Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Donation may be made in Russell’s honor to The American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer Research by visiting

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Russell’s family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • I love you so much grandpa and I miss you. I’m glad that I got to spend the time with you I did. I wish for just one more day. Forever in my heart. My angel.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I know he will always be with you and be by your side. He was a great man. Love and prayers.

  • Sue, so very sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family.