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James Manka, Jr.

March 20, 1966 — October 20, 2023

Paragould, Arkansas

James (Jim) Manka Jr, 57, was born on March 20, 1966 to James Manka Sr and Janet Alyea in Hammond, Indiana. He departed from this life on October 20, 2023 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He will be deeply missed by many. 

He is survived by his daughters Laureal (Travis) Risner of Paragould, Arkansas and Christina Chatman of Alicia, Arkansas. Two brothers: Frank (Tracie) Manka of Rensselaer, Indiana and Michael (Cathy) Manka, Sr. of Whiting, Indiana. A sister, Ann (Dave) Beal of Gary, Indiana. In addition to his daughters and siblings, he is survived by his 9 grandchildren: Erika Risner, Luke Risner, Christopher Chatman, Emma Risner, Disney Chatman, Connor Risner, Gracie Chatman, Benton Risner and Isabella Chatman. He also had many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews that he will be missed by. 

Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.  

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