Otho Bud McManus, Jr

Otho Bud McManus, Jr. affectionately known as “Bud”, 75,  of Clemmons lost his battle here on earth with dementia and gained his wings in heaven Thursday, March 22, 2018. He was born July 2, 1942 in Charlotte, NC to Otho and Lugene McManus. During Bud’s time here on earth he was a faithful member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church for more than 20 years, where he was an ordained minister and sang in several of the choirs.  For many years he was chief of rescue for the South East Winston Rescue Squad where he did what he enjoyed doing most, helping others.  Over the years Bud acquired many degrees, all of them lead to what he did best, “handyman” work.  Bud had a love for Wake Forest basketball and football, which he always attended.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Odessa McManus; and brother Joseph McManus.  Bud is survived by his wife Gertrude Reed McManus; his children Nathaniel McManus, Otho McManus, III (Carla), Odessa Renee McManus, Artessa McManus Garner Gross (Timothy),  Carra Christensen-Williams (Larry);  13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; two nieces  Tatia Brooks, and Michelle Brooks; 2 nephews Joseph “Jodi” Brooks, and Rashad Jones. There will be a private funeral service for the family. A visitation will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 3 PM until 4 PM at Twin City Cremations. The family would like to express its deepest appreciation for the care and companionship given to Bud by the staff at Trinity Elms in Clemmons, NC Memory Care and any other staff that came in contact with him.  The family would also like to thank Community Home Care and Hospice in Statesville for the comfort care they provided.


7 Responses to “Otho Bud McManus, Jr

  • My condolences go out to Peggy, Carra, Trey and all of the family to Bud McManus.
    He fought a long hard battle but now he is in peace. Im sure he is looking down on everyone with all of his love. RIP Bud McManus. With all my love, Jennie Forcum.

  • Maybell Warren
    12 months ago

    To Renee and Family,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you and keep you in his care. Love you.

  • Bernice Whitley
    12 months ago

    Earl and Bernice are sorry for your lost. Praying you will find comfort in days to come.Twana Caprice Whitley Morris also send her love to the family.

  • God has promised us a Beginning into this World and an Ending into the Heavenly Gates!To The McManus family Otho is Happy in the Arms of Abraham Praising God to the Highest! Stay Spiritual strong and courage! So that One Day You will Praise God with Your Father!

  • Ruby Davis
    12 months ago

    To The McManus family
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I first met Bud when I lived at Hill Top Ridge Apts and he was their maintenance supervisor. Once I purchased my home he did a lot of work for me. Today it still shows, from the painting to installing my ceiling fans. The last project he did for me was installing screen for my patio door. I can look at his handy work and remember him with a smile.
    My deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. May God strengthen and keep you.
    Ruby Davis & Family

  • Cindy Reid
    12 months ago

    I’m saddened to hear of Buds passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family. I’ve known Bud for many years. I first met him when we worked at Knollwood hall. He was always in good spirits he had away of speaking that would lift you out of a bad place. You are going to be missed by your loved ones.

  • Crystal Thomas
    12 months ago

    I meant Mr. Bud, several years ago in my old apartment complex it was called Tree Tops at the time. Mr. Bud knew my father very well and we always we laugh and talk. Before he stop working there he gave me a coffee maker that he had found and cleaned up in a vacant unit. I still use the coffee maker.
    Mr. Bud, will do truly missed. Just know that you had an awesome dad, grandpa, uncle, cousin, and truly a friend. Rest In Peace Mr. Bid

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