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James William ManuelPassing: July 11, 2020


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Graveside Service

Tuesday, July 14th @ 1:00 p.m.


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Tuesday, July 14th @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Tuesday July 14th @ 1:00 p.m.

MITCHELL –  James William Manuel, 52, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born February 21, 1968, in Batesville, he was the son of Cecil Melton and Nancy Manuel.

James was employed in telecommunications with Fiber Optic at AT&T.   He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, and loved his grandbabies.

Dustin (Shanea) Mullins of Mitchell
Cody (Jennifer) Manuel of Mitchell
Cecil Melton of Mitchell
five grandchildren
Angel Wheeler of Mitchell
Lahoma Stevens of Mitchell

His mother, Nancy Melton, and brother, Andy Riley, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Lawrenceport Cemetery with Dr. Robert C. Courson, Jr. officiating.

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19 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Alice Barrett | Mitchell
    Date: August 14, 2020
    What can I say brother, its hard to believe that you are gone. Your mom choose me and Jeff to be part of your family just because we needed her. So we got our family and there are so many memories, Sammy Terry late at night, turtles in the bath tub, the in a frying pan, wrestling matches in the back yard rink, cardboard belts that you always claimed. You are a good man brother and you are so loved, your absents is a great loss to this town. I am so proud of you, you are the only person I know who had a dream as a child and you made your dream come true. I love you James and am so sorry you had to leave us all so soon. Rest in Peace brother
  2. Guest: Zelda A | mooresville, IN
    Date: July 16, 2020
    I am forever grateful for this family. Sad to lose him as well as momma Nancy. Love and Hugs Z~
  3. Guest: Kendra Wilson | Humble Tx
    Date: July 16, 2020
    Great fathers make great sons You definitely are great too have created a son as awesome to my sister as Dustin has been. I know you are having your heavenly reunion, and will send peace, love, and comfort to your love ones. Until we met again my friend.
  4. Guest: Zack Riley | Columbus Indiana
    Date: July 16, 2020
    You was like a father to me you made me see the mistakes I was about to make for what they was I love you uncle James you really helped me out on a lot of things thanks for being another dad to me
  5. Guest: Joyce Reynolds | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 14, 2020
    Will sadly be missed RIP
  6. Guest: Beth Wilcoxen | MITCHELL
    Date: July 14, 2020
    I will always love you, my friend....
  7. Guest: Scott Strange | Mitchell
    Date: July 14, 2020
    I remember wen me an James was young an James went to ride his bike an i loosened all his wheels and pedals/Handel bar's/every thang an he went to take off on it an it just fell apart i was like what did you do 😂man he was so mad i was just laughing we had some good times back in the day my friend you will be missed R.I.P.MY BROTHER
  8. Guest: Ladonna Beasley | orleans
    Date: July 14, 2020
    will miss all the fun times we had at wrestling. all the fun times at club. fun we had at Jacks. you will be missed very much bub RIP bub love you.
  9. Guest: Kim nickless | Bedford in
    Date: July 13, 2020
    Sending prayers to you all
  10. Guest: Eric Foster | Mitchell
    Date: July 13, 2020
    Brother we have been bestfriends for 15yrs now. It's never gonna be the same here without you. I've caught myself so many times wanting to pick up my phone to call you and tell you something . We have went through so many good times and bad times together. I know you will be watching over us all. Until I join you fly high brother. Love ya Brother.
  11. Guest: Charity Dotts | Bedford
    Date: July 13, 2020
    Will miss him wrestling and giving us all a hard time. He was a great guy. Prayers for the family.
  12. Guest: Mike & kathy Meyer | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 13, 2020
    Always loved talking to him and seeing him at the wrestling shows
  13. Guest: Lisa Manuel | Seymour, IN
    Date: July 13, 2020
    I have never stopped loving you or caring about you. You are my heart. Jesus prepared a place for you in our heavenly home & welcomed you in His warm embrace. The family misses you here but family is also celebrating you there. The children & I will see you again. Hugs.
  14. Guest: Marla melton salazar | Mitchell in
    Date: July 13, 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss you are un my prayers Love Loyed Melton and family
  15. Guest: Shanea Mullins | Mitchell IN
    Date: July 13, 2020
    I still cant believe you are gone! I love and miss you dad!!! Give grandma Nancy a hug for us! My babies gained a new guardian angel!! Fly high dad!!! I love you!!
  16. Guest: Dustin Mullins | Mitchell, In
    Date: July 13, 2020
    Too many memories to share here, but the world has lost a great man, the best father, and a role model. He is a champion of the ring, and a champion of life. I love and miss my dad.
  17. Guest: Patti Zeigenbein | Crocker, Missouri
    Date: July 13, 2020
    James was a good man and brother and father and grandpa he was fun to be around he will be missEd Rest In Peace another taken to soon
  18. Guest: David Mosier | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 13, 2020
    Was always an honor and privilege to see him in and our of the wrestling ring
  19. Guest: Bobbetta Robertson | Mitchell IN
    Date: July 13, 2020
    Sorry for your loss