David Kent Manson

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David Kent Manson

April 01, 1963 - January 06, 2019

David Kent Manson David K. Manson, 55, of Clinton, Indiana, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Simon Cancer Center, IU Health, Indianapolis. He was a classification supervisor on the Intake Unit with the Indiana Department of Correction at the Rockville Correctional Facility with 25 years of service.
He was born April 1, 1963, in Danville, Illinois, to Joseph T. Manson and Carolyn Cooke Manson.
Survivors include his parents of Terre Haute; one brother, Thomas Manson of Terre Haute; one sister, Susan (Jim) Reynolds of Terre Haute; his life partner, Susie Martin of Rockville, and her son, Daniel Martin of Etna, Wyoming. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.W. "Warren" Cooke and Lois Cooke.
He was a graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana State University. He served nine years with the Indiana National Guard with the rank of captain. He was an avid long-distance runner, participating in many races including 5K and marathon runs.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Thomas Cemetery in Newport, with burial following. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, 225 N. Maple St., Dana. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials, should friends so desire, may be made to Outrun the Sun, 8435 Keystone Crossing #175, Indianapolis, IN 46240, in his memory. Online condolences may be shared at:
Published on January 7, 2019
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Friday January 11, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home

225 North Maple Street, Dana, IN, USA

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Saturday January 12, 2019

10:00 AM

Thomas Cemetery

Newport, IN, USA


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Tony & Anita Royko
Jan 17, 2019
We send our deepest sympathies to all of David's loved ones as you grieve his earthly loss. We have fond memories of him being in the youth group we led when newly weds. Tony has been a melanoma patient of M. D. Anderson for the past 5 years after a 11 1/2 year remission. Currently he is cancer free and we are praying testing today and tomorrow will reveal he remains so.Hugs and prayers for comfort to Joe, Carolyn, Susan and Tom.
Rebekah Batterink
Jan 12, 2019
I didn't know David well, but through the Rockville facility I was given opportunity to know him and Susie Martin. My prayers are with Susie and family during this time. Their dedication and care for others has been inspirational.
Kevin Niewald
Jan 09, 2019
You will be greatly missed Dave.
I will always remember the great time we shared at Lambeau Field & the Texas Hold-Em games we gathered at Rest in the arms of The Lord & eternally in peace.
Bernie Gee
Jan 08, 2019
A true inspiration for those whose lives have been changed by melanoma. RIP my friend
Walk in the light.
Kent Gilliam
Jan 08, 2019
We shared a name, a Facebook group and a disease, and while we didn’t know each other on the street, we knew each other’s stories. You’ve inspired countless fighters and will be missed. You’re truly free from this disease now! It’s tine to rejoice!
Melanie Denny
Jan 08, 2019
R.I.P dear friend David.... You will be very missed.... I still can't believe you are gone... It is like a bad dream I can't wake up from.... I am so glad you are no longer in pain.... You won your last race my friend and I am so proud of you....