John “Pa” Louis Manous a loving husband, father, “Pa” and friend passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Durant, Oklahoma at the age of 77. John was born in Hugo, Oklahoma to Lewis and Eva Jean Hensley Wright on July 7, 1943. John married the love of his life Sharon Schuesster on April 17, 1965 in Boswell, Oklahoma.
There is much to be said about John Manous, he was a one-of-a-kind man. He was known for his deep love of his wife, Sharon and raising 4 wonderful children. The phrase that comes to most people’s mind is “Brand em so y’all know em!” That was a phrase often using by John when talking about raising a family. John was a Rancher for 55 years, that was his true passion. John also worked many other jobs like: Machinist for Dresser Oil in Dallas, Texas, Campbell Soup in Paris, Texas, Little Dixie for 2 years in Hugo, Oklahoma. He also worked at JC Potter’s in Durant, Oklahoma for 35 years where he retired from. After retiring from Potter’s, he drove a hotshot truck for Robert Wingfield. In his spare time, he enjoyed giving back to the Boswell School District by not only supporting the Boswell Scorpion Ag Booster, but he was also a board member for 18 years. He was also a member of Boswell First Baptist and Soper First Baptist. He was known for never missing, enjoying, and watching his kids and grandchildren rope, rodeo, show their animals, dance, or sing. The only thing his family couldn’t beat was his trophy buck killed in the 80’s that set the bar high for every deer killed on the ranch! He always loved to look at a good-looking horse. John also enjoyed the Dallas Cowboys even though they never failed to frustrate him. He was well known by many to be the best rib smoker in town. John will be missed by all who knew him, and one thing is for sure Boswell, Oklahoma will never be the same.
Those left to carry on Johns’ legacy are his wife, of 55 years, Sharon of the home. Children: Brent Manous and wife Rikki, Gina Fomby and husband James, Toby and wife Jenni Manous, and J.C Manous. Grandchildren: Colby, Chelsea, Zach, Tanner, Courtney, Jessi, Sadie, Hannah, Jamie, Bella, and Addison. Great-grandchildren, Kingston. Zoey, Luka, and Miley. Brother, Freddie Manous.
Mr. Manous is preceded in death by his parents, to Lewis and Ann Manous. Harry and Eva Jean Wright, also Father and Mother in law, Jimmy, and Wilma Schuessler.
Visitation for Mr. Manous will be Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 5-7pm at Prater-Lampton-Mills and Coffey Funeral Home in Hugo, Oklahoma. Grave Service will be held 2:00pm Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Restland Cemetery in Boswell, Oklahoma with Larry Finch officiating.
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