Lee Manis
1941 - 2006

Our good friend Lee Manis lost his battle against cancer Sunday morning  (January 1, 2006).

Lee was a remarkable man and a staunch supporter of classic Triumph motorcycles and our club.  He was a true motorcycle and race car enthusiast.  Lee raced Triumphs and along with Jack Wilson, Ed Mabry and Jay McCurry's Dad, Mike started Team Triumph Texas.  Lee hosted our Club Meeting in May of '03 at his hanger at Hicks Field.  It was one of our most memorable meetings.

Visitation was Thursday, January 5th, 2006 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Ft Worth.  Lee was taken from the Greenwood Funeral Home to the DFW National Cemetery in Grand Prairie where Lee had full military honors in the Veterans cemetery.  There was a large precession of motorcycles with a police escort following Lee's motorcycle that was trailed behind his hearse.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lee, Gwen, family and loved ones.

God Speed Lee - RIP

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Obituary

Lee Manis, 64, retied from Bell Helicopter, passed Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, in Fort Worth.

     Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane A. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

     Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James L. West Presbyterian Special Care Center, 1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102, or a charity of choice.

Lee Manis was born July 21, 1941, in Alvarado, He served in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Green Beret in the mid-1960s. After 35 years of service, he retired from Bell Helicopter Textron, where he was a program manager for various U.S. government and commercial contracts. During his last several years at Bell, he was the manager for the delivery center at the customer support center.

Lee's love for Triumph and Harley motorcycles led to his setting several records in the 1980s in the quarter-mile drags. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

     Survivors: Wife, Gwen Manis of Fort Worth; daughter, Shelley Bowden of Coppell; grandchildren, Madison and Jacob Bowden of Coppell; sister Connie Gurley of Joshua; niece, Kim Gurley of Fort Worth; and numerous extended family members.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Rd. (817) 336-0584

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