Troy Douglas Manley

The Father God welcomed home his beloved son Troy Douglas Manley (age 52) on Sunday, April 13, 2014. He is survived by Teresa, his high school sweetheart and wife of 30 years, and his two children Benjamin and Chrissa.

Everyone who knew Troy knew him as a humble man and was likely unaware of his most prized achievements: World’s Best Little League Soccer Coach, World’s Best Little League Baseball/Softball Coach, World’s Best Scout Leader, World’s Best Math Tutor, World’s Most Awesome Fun Instigator, World’s Most Fun Granddad, World’s Best Picnic Buddy, World’s Most Motivating Exercise Partner, World’s Best Coworker, World’s Fastest Ski Boat Driver, and, of course, Graduate of THE Ohio State University…though everyone who met him certainly knew of that last one.

An avid road cyclist, Troy passed away doing what he loved. He was hit by a deer on Wednesday, April 2 near the finish line of his first ride of the Spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Troy was airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital where he fought for 11 days before succombing to his injuries.

Born in Columbus, Ohio on October 2, 1961, Troy has filled the lives of those around him with love and great memories. The legacy of his servant’s heart, generosity, and ever-present smile live on in his wife Teresa, his son Benjamin Manley, his daughter Chrissa Pemberton, his grandchildren Jack and Eliza Manley, his mother Leatrice Condon, and his four brothers Kent, Clark, Brent, and Kirk. Mourning their loss now, they cannot wait to meet him in heaven for another picnic, another bike ride, and another wrestling match.

The family will be hosting a public viewing at Tharp Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 18. A Memorial Service will be held at Brookhill Wesleyan Church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. The family will be posting additional information online at

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, 434-237-9424, is assisting the family.

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