In Loving Memory

Tommy Manley

August 10, 1953 - May 21, 2022


Tommy O. Manley, 68, of Fairhope, AL, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2022, surrounded by family. 

Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Rita; his daughters, Ashley Manley, and Nicole Manley Ramsdell (Robbie); son, Marc Manley; and brother, Larry Manley (Phoebe); and his grandchildren, who knew him as Poppa. Tommy was predeceased by his parents, George and Willene Stein and son, Kevin Manley.

Tommy was born in Montgomery and later moved to Mobile.  He was a graduate of Murphy High School where he was a standout basketball player and athlete.  Tommy was a small business owner, and he owned and operated Manley Plumbing Co. Inc. in Mobile for over 40 years.  He took great pride in his company which showed to all his customers and colleagues.  He spent much of his free time at Fort Morgan where he enjoyed fishing, boating, and spending time with family and friends.

Tommy requested a cremation and a celebration of life which will be held privately at a later date. 

Tommy and Rita were the love of each other’s life.  Thirty seven years they spent enjoying each other, life, family, and friends.  If you were lucky enough to have known Tommy then you surely experienced laughter and joy.  He was a charismatic and loving man.

Tommy and his beloved granddaughter Grace had a saying: “I love you to the moon and back around the stars wherever you are.”

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Marcheta Fitzsimmons

    Rita, I am just so sorry to hear this. I loved Tommy & he was always so nice to us. You will be in our prayers. I love you.

  2. Larry and Phoebe Manley

    Love you with all our hearts!! Save us a place next to you in heaven so we can all be together again!

  3. Amy and Ron Cuny

    Tommy was such an amazing man. I would grin ear to ear every time I saw him. He always had something witty to say and I couldn’t wait to find out what it was! Such a kind hearted guy. You guys both mean so much to Ron and me. In our time of need, y’all were there for us. That meant and means so much to us. You guys have may such a positive impact on our lives. Rita, I hope you know that we love you guys and our hearts are aching. Our prayers for you and your family are being continually lifted and we are sending out thoughts and love your way. We are here for whatever you need – you know how to get in touch (night or day).

  4. Horace Turner

    At any event or social gathering you would find Tommy as the center of attention. Infectious smile and all around great guy. Going to miss him.
    Rita and family praying for you all.

  5. Lisa Odom

    I’m so sorry Rita! Praying for you and your family.lisa

  6. Marla Bridges Lovett

    Rita I am so sorry to hear about Tommy. I know he was the love of your life. Please know I am praying for you and your family.

  7. Wesey Dixon

    So sorry for you loss praying for all

  8. BJ Guido

    hey neighbor! I know you are doing well in heaven friend! You have the most amazing family and I will pray for them. Hopefully one day we will catch another fish. Love you buddy!!

  9. Edie Johnson

    Rita, My heart goes out to you, I lost the love of my life May 20, 2022 the day before Tommy. I know your heart is broken, so is mine. Please know I am praying for you and your family. The Lord will get us through this!

  10. Karen Messmer Breland

    So sorry hear about the loss of someone as special as Tommy. My thoughts are with Rita and the family as they hopefully find solace in the happy memories of the times they spent together.

  11. Toni Davison

    So sorry for your loss. Tommy was a pleasure to work with. He was such a nice man.


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