John Manley III

Published 2:43 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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John “Kent” Manley III, 62, of Quincy, FL, went to be with his Heavenly Father on March 11th, 2024, after a courageous fight against cancer.

Kent was born in Wauchula, Florida on June 29th, 1961. He was a 1979 graduate of Desoto High School in Arcadia, Florida. Upon graduation, Kent became a productive partner of Manley Farms; where he played an instrumental role in growing North Florida and South Georgia’s tomato farming operations.

Kent was blessed with a large, loving family. He is survived by his spouse of 33 years, Subrina Knight Manley and their children, John Kent Manley IV (Brandi) of Tallahassee, FL and Montana Manley of Quincy, FL; four sisters, Kimberly Fioramanti of Lake Placid, FL, Angie Dudney (Curtis) of Mason, TX, Karla Hall of Marianna, FL, Misty Sykes of Naples, FL; one brother Kevin Manley (Laura) of Bainbridge, GA; one grandchild Charlotte Williams; 18 nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews and dear friends Hank and Sherry Suber of Bettstown, GA.

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Kent is preceded in death by his father, John Kent Manley Jr., mother, Dorothy Longmire, and brother-in-law Pete Fioramanti.

Kent was happiest spending time with his family. As an avid outdoorsman, many of those times were spent hunting and fishing. He shared his love for the outdoors and expert marksmanship with his children, nephews and countless others.

Kent was a big man with an even bigger heart. He will always be remembered for his infectious smile, keen sense of humor, and tender heart. Even throughout his illness, he was more concerned with the welfare of his loved ones than himself.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 14th at Lifesong Funeral Home Chapel. A service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 15th at Rock Bluff Assembly of God Church in Bristol, FL. The interment will follow at Poley Branch Cemetery, 5932 Bristol Hwy. Quincy, FL 32351. Lifesong ( or 850/627-1111) is assisting the family with arrangements.