Manford N. Nosay Sr.

June 15, 1930 - August 28, 2015

06/15/1930 - 08/28/2015

Past Services

Wednesday September 02, 2015
11:00 am
Charity Neck United Methodist Church Cemetery
4080 Charity Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
757-426-5264 | Directions

Manford N. Nosay Sr., 85, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. He was born in Princess Anne County, Virginia to the late Ada Malbone and Jessie W. Nosay. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Nosay; son, Roger Nosay; and granddaughter, Holly Atkins.
Manford completed his apprenticeship at Norfolk and Western Railway Company and continued on to work as a civilian employee for the U.S. Naval Air Station Oceana for 23 years.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Manford “Manny” Nosay Jr. (Janice), William “Neal” Nosay (Angie); eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11AM at Charity Neck United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4080 Charity Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Chris Jones
8 years ago

My sincerest condolences to Mr. Manford’s family and friends on the passing of a very good man, colleague, and friend. Although I didn’t work with him for a long time, it was a very impressionable time. The sense of humor this man had was truly uncanny. It made for wonderful work days and great memories. Fair winds and following seas my friend.

david smith
8 years ago

I just wanted to let everyone know what a good man Manford was. I worked with him at Oceana, he was a dedicated worker, a true gentleman, a great friend, and just an all around good guy to be around. He always had a smile, a funny story and a kind word for everyone. Manford was a loyal man and he truly loved his family and friends.

Paul and Janet Fairley
8 years ago

We missed all the camping we did togeather and your jokes especially the light on truck so the gate guard could see you pass.

Paul and Janet Fairley
8 years ago

Will miss all the times we camped togeather and your home made trailer which was the talk on the campground and jokes especial the night you put the big light you put on your truck so the gate guard could see your pass.

mary ann chappelle-muse
8 years ago

dear manny and neal, my heart is with you. you had a wonderful, caring, loving. father.

Debbie McGroarty
8 years ago

So very sorry to hear of Manford’s passing. Have very fond memories of him and my dad (Ray James) had some good times with him . Keeping the family in our prayers.

Patti Giancola
8 years ago

Dear Nosay family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mr. Nosay use to pull my mother, Alice White from Creeds/later moved to Knotts Island, on Roller Skates behind his bicycle many years ago and, of course they were neighbors for many years. Mama and I went to see him just before he went to the Nursing Care Facility and he had many stories to tell. He will be greatly missed. Mama passed away on June 14th and I am certain that they are sharing stories together.

With deepest sympathy,

Patti Giancola and Pete & Diana Ewell.

Angela Nosay
8 years ago

You will be missed dearly. I can remember sitting at that round table in your kitchen sipping on those favorite OJ drinks and listening to those jokes. Some really good times Poppa……. RIP Poppa Bear!!!!!!!! Your memories will live in us forever.

William Canady
8 years ago

My prayers and thoughts are with your family. I enjoyed the times at family gatherings that Poppa Bear would come hang out. We would talk old music and old stories back in our times. RIP, my friend.