Jay Dee Manis


Jay Dee Manis, 53, resident of Middletown, passed away Aug. 19, 2018, at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He was born Sept. 4, 1964, in Muncie, the son of Joe and Jill Campbell Manis. He was a 1984 graduate of Shenandoah High School. He had worked in the factory most of his life. He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and loved baseball hats. Besides his parents, he is survived by siblings, Jodi (David) Hamm, Julie (Bill) Hohlt, and Janis (Billy) Walker; nieces and nephews, Chase Criswell, Cory (Sabrina) Criswell, Alli and Abbi Criswell, Ivy Walker, Sophie Walker, Kindle and Will Hohlt, Luke (Amanda) Hamm and Ruthie, Dylan (Kirstyn) Hamm; aunts and uncles, Jack and Nancy Campbell, Joyce and Larry Hanson, and Jerry and Beverly Manis; and cousins Jill Pugsley, Betty Campbell, Stacy Hanson, Dale Manis and Angie Beck. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Doc and Dene Campbell; paternal grandparents, Ivan and "Bibs" Manis; and cousin, Jeff Campbell. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown, with Pastor Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery, Middletown. Friends may call one hour before the services on Wednesday. Please wear your favorite Colts shirt, baseball hat, or checkered van shoes. Memorials may be made to the Cadiz Christian Church BLOC. Online guestbook at: www.ballardandsons.com.
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