A retired operator for Dow Chemical, he died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
He was 77, a resident of Bueche and native of Glynn. Visiting was at Hall's Celebration Center, 9348 Scenic Highway, on Friday, Feb. 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visiting was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 1 p.m. until Mass at 1:30 p.m., celebrated by Father Daigle. Interment in Chenal Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Rowena Manchester; daughter, Patrenia Zeno; sons, Rev. Oliver Washington Sr., Ricky Manchester and Gregory Manchester; sisters, Dorothy Bracken and Joyce Jackson; brother, Charles Manchester; and 8 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, three brothers and a grandchild. Arrangements with Hall Davis & Son, (225) 778-1612, www.hallsinc.net.