Emanuel “Manny” Fluker, December 17,1944 – September 5,2021
Because Manny was a Veteran he received a Military Honor Service, and was laid to rest at the Sarasota National Cemetery.
Manny’s ashes were escorted by the Bradenton Police Department! Urn was provided by Browns & Sons Funeral Home and delivery by Groover Funeral Home.
Funeral service was at the American Legion. Special thanks to Sandy Gessler from the American Legion, Bradenton Mayor Gene Brown, Department of Florida American Legion, Sherriff Department of Manatee, Sherriff Department of Sarasota, Bradenton Police Officers.
Manny was loved by many. He was homeless 45 years. Him and I became great friends. When Manny learned I planned to talk about Homelessness and Veterans on my upcoming new talk show, he was not only interested in being involved – him and I agreed the segments would be entitled “Manny On Main”. Subscribe to upcoming show.
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It was our honor at Post 312, Christopher Cobb Memorial American Legion to plan and provide “Manny” a military funeral with 21 gun salute, escort, and with family present. Thank you for the beautiful documentary that you shared during Manny’s service and for sharing your relationship with Manny so that we could get to know who he was too. The beautiful pictures you created for the family were a very special gift.
Thank you Sandy for all your help. Manny’s story will continue to inspire others!
We will miss Manny