Manley James Zinn Obituary, Death Cause – Manley James Zinn, age 70, of Coxs Mills, West Virginia, passed away from his earthly life in the late evening hours of Friday, March 10, 2023 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia; he was surrounded by the loves of his life, Sharon, his wife, and his three loving daughters, Shelly, Vada, and Aimee. Manley James Zinn was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War.
Manley was born on May 17, 1952 in Weston, West Virginia. His parents, Madison Scott and Dale Spurgeon Zinn, both passed away before Manley was born. Manley is a member of the graduating class of 1970 from Gilmer County High School. His favorite organizations were the FFA, 4-H, and Farm Bureau. The last fifty years of Manley’s life were spent on the Zinn Family Farm in Gilmer County, where he put in a lot of hard work farming.
It was well-known that he was trustworthy and that the cattle he sold to purchasers in West Virginia and throughout the United States were of a high quality. He sold his cattle both locally and nationwide. Manley took great pleasure in assembling cattle for all of his customers. Additionally, Manley was more than eager to offer his knowledge with regard to the how and the why of utilizing vet supplements and supplies. In addition, Manley is an active participant in the activities of the Gilmer County Farm Bureau and the Cox’s Mills United Methodist Church.
Manley would often express how proud he was of his family and how the members managed to maintain such a strong bond with one another. He was an active supporter of youth programs such as 4-H and FFA as well as the livestock projects that these organizations offered. In addition, he was an avid deer hunter and would only take a vacation during the week that deer season was in session so that he could hunt with his family and friends. You might also see him every week at the Weston Cattle Market on Saturdays, and his grandchildren would frequently accompany him there.
Manley was joined in marriage to Sharon Marie Snyder Zinn on June 28, 1975. Sharon Marie Snyder Zinn is still living in their house in Cox’s Mills. This marriage produced three children: Shelly Mason and her husband Nathanael of Auburn, West Virginia; Vada Woodford and her husband Lance of Coxs Mills; and Aimee Hartshorn and her husband Clint of Coxs Mills, West Virginia; as well as five grandchildren: Anna Mason, Bristol Woodford, Ella Woodford, Kenley Hartshorn, and Blake Hartshorn. Shelly Mason and her husband Nathanael reside in Auburn, West Virginia. Vada Woodford and