St. Louis Cremation

Theodore Brian Manley

In Loving Memory of Theodore (Beav) Brian Manley

September 3, 1966 to July 7, 2019

Ted will be greatly missed by his mother, brother, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

He was known for his kind heart and generosity. His favorite pastimes were watching the Blues, Cardinals and going boating.


  1. Ed Duffy on July 8, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    RIP Ted. You were courageous and held your sense of humor throughout this horrible disease.
    I will always remember your kindness and generosity, we had many laughs together.
    Rest easy my friend.

  2. Brian Desmond on July 8, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Ted, you will be missed. You brought laughter and good times to the middle dock here at cape coral fl. You always looked at the good and laughed at the bad. You knew the names of everyone’s pet dog, (fred) and always had a treat for them. You as well as others had your life’s battles and I am sure you have found peace. Yes my friend, you’ll be missed.
    P.S. at your request, all of us boaters are ready when you are to take you to Caya Costa for that great BBQ. Good bye friend

  3. Aunt Lois & Uncle Tom May on July 8, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Sandy, Scott, Kim, Cathy, Pam, Uncle Larry and all of the Manley family; Ted was a light that was fun and always kept us young. He will be greatly missed. Our love goes out to our families. Thank you Ted for bringing such joy to our lives.

  4. Renee and Bob Stevens on July 8, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    We were so privileged to have known Ted and will cherish the memories we had with him. He was always there to enjoy a good time and lots of laughter. The time we spent with you will always live in our hearts. Your generosity with our mechanic needs and the knowledge you knew was amazing. We could always count on Teddy Bear to be a true friend and will miss him greatly ?? Our hearts go out to his Family.

  5. Sarah Grossman on July 8, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Ohhhhh Teddy!!! We missed you when you left the dock here & it just wasn’t the same without you. I enjoyed staying in touch together. You were always apt to help others, cook, have a treat for all the “Fred’s” & up for some fun & laughs. You & your humor will be dearly missed. We pray you are resting now. You are a fighter, my friend! We will never forget all the times we shared. Sending hugs, love & prayers to all your family & other friends out there.

  6. Kathy Haegele on July 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Rest In Peace Ted. You can be reunited with the love of your life now.

  7. Aunt Lois & Uncle Tom on July 8, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    To our families; Ted you were our light. So fun always with a smile on your face and ready to help your crazy Aunts when we needed you. You will be missed by all. Love you so very much. So glad you are with Angela and your dad.

  8. Aunt Pam (Downing) on July 8, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    As we journey through life we leave footprints wherever we go. Your path left footprints of love, kindness, compassion, humor and courage just to name a few. You have left us a path that invites us to follow in your footsteps and will make us better people during our lifetime if we do. Thank you for all you gave and did. You will be remembered always and greatly missed. I hope there are boats in heaven and you are out enjoying yourself once again, you have earned it. Rest in peace dear nephew and keep the boat in working order I will expect a ride when we meet again and some of your Chicken Risotto. Love you.

  9. kimberly on July 8, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    My brother said to me
    Do not cry for me, for my bones no longer ache, I am strong and well again. I want you to live a wonderful life, because I am with you, soaring high above the water, watching over you. I am with my father and my love, and we will wait for you. In the mean time, drink a budweiser in my honor.
    His favorite sister

  10. Maynard & Monica Fay on July 9, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    I’ll always cherish the times we had together whether hanging out and cooking going on a boat ride. We were good friends. Racing up Old Sappington drinkin Bud’s We will miss my Friend. To Sandy,Buzz,Gus. My deepest sympathy to you!!

  11. Charles Climer on July 10, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Dear Sandy and all of the Manley family: You have our sympathy for your loss. We will miss Ted’s smile, out going personality and his sense of humor. Uncle Tom & Carol

  12. Cousin Donna on July 10, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    RIP Cuz. Glad your suffering is over, but will miss our phone calls and your wonderful sarcasm. Sending heartfelt ? hugs to Aunt Sandy, Scott & Kim, and the Manley clan. Ted, you will be missed! Until we meet again, cuz…Peace Out!

  13. Don Bannes on July 10, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I don’t have the eloquent words to describe the lose of the guy that has stood next to me as long as I can seem to remember. So I’d like to share some words from those who have always comforted me when I’ve felt most alone.
    This song was written by Phil Lesh and Robert Hunter when Phil was going through the lose of his father.

    Box of Rain
    Lesh/ Hunter

    Look out of any window,
    Any morning, any evening, any day
    Maybe the sun is shining,
    Birds are winging or
    Rain is falling from a heavy sky
    What do you want me to do
    To do for you to see you through?
    This is all a dream we dreamed
    One afternoon, long ago

    Walk out of any doorway
    Feel your way, feel your way
    Like the day before
    Maybe you’ll find direction
    Around some corner
    Where it’s been waiting to meet you
    What do you want me to do
    To watch for you while you are sleeping?
    Well please don’t be surprised
    When you find me dreaming, too

    Look into any eyes
    You find by you, you can see
    Clear through to another day
    Maybe it’s been seen before
    Through other eyes on other days
    While going home
    What do you want me to do
    To do for you to see you through?
    It’s all a dream we dreamed
    One afternoon long ago

    Walk into splintered sunlight
    Inch your way through dead dreams
    To another land
    Maybe you’re tired and broken
    Your tongue is twisted
    With words half spoken
    And thoughts unclear
    What do you want me to do
    To do for you to see you through?
    A box of rain will ease the pain
    And love will see you through

    Just a box of rain
    Wind and water
    Believe it if you need it
    If you don’t just pass it on
    Sun and shower, wind and rain
    In and out the window
    Like a moth before a flame

    It’s just a box of rain
    I don’t know who put it there
    Believe it if you need it
    Or leave it if you dare
    But it’s just a box of rain, or a ribbon for your hair;
    Such a long long time to be gone
    And a short time to be there

  14. Danielle L. McClory on July 10, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    I met Ted at the Cape Coral Yacht Basin Marinia. He was so sweet and funny and kind to me. I always loved talking to him, and the last time he was at the marinia, I sat and had a drink and hugged him good bye. I had no idea, it would be the last time I would see Ted. He will always be a part of my memories. You are missed but you will live in my memories of good times and sweet, caring person. No more sorrows, no more pain.

  15. Julie Climer on July 18, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Ted will always hold a part of our hearts. Brendan, Brian, Melanie, and Anita will miss their “Uncle Ted”. We have so many fond memories of Ted’s love of life! He was kind, gentle, generous and so much fun to be around. He was loved beyond measure by our family. A piece of our hearts went with him when God called him home. Rest easy Ted – you are amazing.

  16. Tom Climer on July 22, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Ted, I just can’t believe you are gone. You were my younger cousin and it wasn’t supposed to be you going first. I am still in shock. You left us way too soon and it hurts a lot.

    God must have had better plans for you. You are greatly missed. The world isn’t the same without Ted Manley in it. I have nothing but great memories of you. I remember all the fun times we had as kids. Playing together in St. Louis—goofing around at our houses, the park and the bottle rocket wars! Mostly, I remember what a kind and generous heart you had. You were always doing things for other people. Whether it was getting us tickets to Cardinals games, fixing cars, picking us up at the airport, getting Brendan the souvenir ring we missed at the game, sharing in the special days of my life, giving awesome boat rides or any number of other favors. You could always be counted on when we needed help or just a good time.

    You kept your wonderful sense of humor to the very end. I will miss that wry sense of humor. You could always be counted on for a good laugh or a hilarious observation. I will always smile when I think of you.

    You left a permanent mark on my heart and that of my family. You lived life well, though it was far too short. I hope you are reunited with Angela and that you both are cruising on an eternal ocean under a never ending sunset.

    You will always be remembered. You were a special light in all of our lives. Rest in peace cousin, you earned it.

Leave a Comment