William E. “Bill” Manns Jr

Alton | Monday, August 5 2013

William E. “Bill” Manns Jr., 51, died at 9:03 a.m. Monday, August 5, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton. Born May 3, 1962 in Alton, he was the son of William E. and Doris A. (Fox) Manns Sr. of Alton. Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1982-1986 and was employed with W.K. Builders in Godfrey. He was an avid camper and outdoorsman and loved to fish. Bill loved children and was himself a big kid at heart. Along with his parents, he is survived by his companion, Cindy Kemp of Alton, three children, Brandi Manns, James Douglas Manns, and Christina Manns, a grandson, Gabriel Manns, two sisters, Misti Manns of Alton and Joy Fullagar (John) of Alton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Shane Lee Manns and his grandparents, Linvel and Joyce Fox and Fred and Mary Manns. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2013. Reverend Brad Donoho will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The Nature Institute in Godfrey. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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