Darwin Garner Maness

darwin maness

Robbins, NC
Darwin G. Maness, age 57, of Robbins died Sunday (October 30, 2011) at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Holyfield officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home.
A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Wilmer and Edith Shelton Maness. He was a graduate of North Moore High School and a US Airforce veteran. He received a associates degree in business at Montgomery Community College and an associates degree in auto body repair at Sandhills Community College. He owned and operated Maness' Body Shop in Robbins from 1983-1995. He worked as an auto body instructor at Sandhills Community College and had recently become the department Chair for the the automotive department. He was former member of the Robbins Rescue Squad where he served for over 30 years and an active member of Crossroads Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. He loved God, his family, and his Harley Davidson.
He was preceded in death by a sister Winnie Pierce of FL.
He is survived by: his wife Susan M. Maness; sons Chris Maness of Robbins, Rodney Maness and wife Rhonda of Robbins; brothers Gordon Ray and wife Pat of Seagrove, Gray Maness of Robbins, Merritt Maness and wife Judy of Robbins; two grandchildren Madison and Tristan.
Memorials may be made to: Robbins Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 172, Robbins, NC 27325.
Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Maness family.
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  1. Darwin was great to work with at SCC … kind, devoted humble, and always willing to help anyone. He was a really good man, but that just doesn’t say enough.

  2. Susan,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you strength, comfort and grace in the days ahead. Love you.
    Rhonda and Terry Frye

  3. Susan thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time. Darwin was a great person and will be missed. Love you! Lisa, Larry, Preston and Abbie McNeill

  4. We are sorry to hear of the loss of our Dear Friend Darwin. He was a friend to all he met. We will miss his smiling face, and his friendship. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with his family

  5. Susan,
    I love you all very much and Darwin will be missed greatly. I will never forgot that shy little smile he had when he would bring the CD of the Sunday service down the isle to Pastor Mike as he pasted our little red heads that was about to run

  6. Susan and all the family, we are praying for God’s arms to be around you and carry you through. We will miss Darwin and thank God for all the work he has done through him as you stood together for the Lord.
    Doug and Joan & family

  7. Susan and family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers! love you Dwayne, Sharon, Taylor, Macy and Jenna Lambert

  8. Susan & Family: You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that God is with you and will comfort you through this difficult time. Love you!

  9. Susan, our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

  10. I remember going to the shop when my Dad Harold used to paint cars with Darwin. I had the privelege to attend SCC over the past year and a half and got the honor to get to know Darwin much better while attending the Autobody program. I’ll be forever great

  11. Susan you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I had the pleasure of knowing Darwin the eleven years I worked at the gym. HE was a great friend and he will be missed. Phyllis Davis

  12. It was my pleasure to have worked with Darwin at SCC. I enjoyed his mild-mannered ways and the kindness he showed to all. He was just a good ole’ country boy that was loved by everyone. He will be dearly missed. I pray for strength for the family as their

  13. Susan & Family,
    We’re so sorry for your loss. We’re praying that God will comfort your hearts, uplift your spirits, and carry you all through this time of sadness to a place of peace.
    Love you,
    Kay, Kam, Matthew & Shana Kivett

  14. It was my pleasure to have worked with Darwin at SCC. I enjoyed his mild-mannered ways and the kindness he showed to all. He was just a good ole’ country boy that was loved by everyone. He will be dearly missed. I pray for strength for the family as their

  15. We are very sorry for your loss. May God help you and your family through this time and as the days unfold. Love yall. Frankie, Paula, Kyle, & Alan Burgess.

  16. It was my pleasure to have worked with Darwin at SCC. I enjoyed his mild-mannered ways and the kindness he showed to all. He was just a good ole’ country boy that was loved by everyone. He will be dearly missed. I pray for strength for the family as their

  17. Susan I am so very sorry for you and your families loss God will wrap his arms around you and hold your hand through this time!!!

  18. Susan – I am deeply saddened to hear of Darwin’s passing. For a few short years he and I were best friends and constant companions and though seperated by years and miles, I always I knew I would find that same best friend whenever I did see him. God bles

  19. Wanted the Maness family to know your in my thoughts and prayers through this hard time. Darwin was a great man and a great teacher. I graduated in 2001 from the Autobody program at SCC. He was a big influence in my career and I would often stop by in the

  20. Susan, You and your family are remembered in prayer. May you find the strength to carry you through this difficult time as His precious promise brings you comfort. Nancy and Dale Frye

  21. We are saddened about the passing of Darwin, but thank God, we know where he is. We love you all and we are praying for you. Love Dennie, Debbie, Kaitlyn and Karla

  22. You, the children, and all your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God keep each and everyone of you close and give you an extra measure of comfort and love!

  23. Sister Susan and family. We are deeply sorry for your loss. I know that Bro Darwin is in a better place but I know he will be missed down here. I am praying that God will give you and your family strength in this time of sorrow.

  24. Someone called and told me today of all this. I didnt know what to say. I’m sorry i’m back in Ohio and unable to make it to give my condolences. I wondered why i never got an email a few weeks ago. i suppose i should have tried to get in touch with him so

  25. Susan and family, I was so sorry to learn about Darwin’s death. Although I didn’t know him personally, you spoke of him and the boys so often that I know this must be so difficult for you. Please know that I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  26. Darwin was a generous and kind collegue and friend. He will be dearly missed by all that he touched at Sandhills. Please know that I am thinking of you all.
    Pam Garty

  27. Susan & family. My mom & I send our condolences for your loss. You, Darwin & my parents were friends as young adults. May you find peace during this time and God Bless you all. Rest in Peace Mr. Darwin. Christie Reeder Baker & Ann Saunders

  28. As former colleauges and long-time friends of Darwin, we wanted to express our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the loss of one so dear. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Darwin will be sorely missed by all who knew him, as well

  29. Rodney, Rhonda, Tristan and Family, We send our deepest condolences in this time of loss. Please know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless. Michael, Heather, Abigail & Meghan Leonard

  30. I will always love you. You right there for me. me right there for you. In my heart I’ll always see you soar above the sky.
    Your loving wife of 38 years….

  31. I miss you so much. Chris, Madison, Rodney, Rhonda, and Tristan miss you so much. I am thankful God gave you to us for 38 years. God blessed me through you everyday. Your sweet smile and gentle ways made life a joy to be your wife and your best friend. Yo

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