William Hyde “Bill” Manasco, 74, of Carbon Hill, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Walker Memory Gardens, directed by Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. Richard Handley will officiate.
Bill was a graduate of the University of Alabama and received his J.D. from The Birmingham School of Law. He was a lifelong resident of Walker County and honorably served the community for more than three decades in several different capacities. He began his career as an attorney in Jasper, served as a District Court Judge in the early 90s, and worked for more than 20 years with the District Attorney’s Office under the leadership of Charles Baker and Bill Adair. He retired as Chief Assistant D.A in 2012. Bill was a man of many other talents outside of his profession. If he was sitting still he could always be found reading books about history or studying his Bible. He was an avid history buff and was often consulted for his knowledge of both local and State history. He loved honing his skills as a carpenter and also as a shade tree mechanic. If you knew him well enough you knew what a unique sense of humor he had and that he was always up for a spirited debate. You may have even participated in one of these debates in his office, which also served as the Courthouse smoker’s lounge before that was too frowned upon. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Franklin Manasco; parents, Joseph Viletus Manasco and Bertha Sims Manasco; and siblings, James Manasco, Betty Jo Little and Frances Walker.
He is survived by his wife, Muriel Manasco; son, John Manasco (Sara); granddaughters, Ally Manasco, Anna Manasco and Amelia Manasco; brother, Robert Manasco; sister, Xan Strozier; sister-in-law, Marie Hollingsworth; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may sign the guest register at kilgoregreenfuneralhome.com
Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503