Carlton "Pooh Bear" Manzer

July 26, 1955 - May 20, 2020

Carlton Manzer

Carlton “Pooh Bear” Manzer, 64, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He was born on July 26, 1955, to Sylvia Rae Steen Manzer and William Carlton Manzer, in Beaumont, and was a United States Navy veteran. Carlton was a Master Peace Officer, Beaumont Police Explorers Advisor, and Vice President of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his Harley, and riding the golf cart at the beach.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline “Polly” Manzer; sons, Jeffery Manzer and his wife, Tiffany, of Kountze and Clayton Manzer and his wife, Ashley, of Lumberton; daughter, Shelley Manzer and her husband, Kenny Hale, of San Antonio; grandchildren, Courtnie Wheeler, Emma Manzer, and Brooklynn Manzer, all of Kountze, Karsynn Manzer and Charlotte Manzer, both of Lumberton, and Sullivan Hale of San Antonio; sisters, Darlene Phillips of Chesapeake Virginia and Sheila Erickson of Keithville, Louisiana; and father, William Carlton Manzer of Keithville, Louisiana.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia Manzer and brother-in-law, Steve Phillips.

A visitation for Mr. Manzer’s family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A private family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaumont Police Benefit Association, P.O. Box 22722, Beaumont, Texas 77720.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, May 24, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Private Family Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (12)

  • Stephanie Flores Smith

    24 May 2020 at 19:36 | #

    Rest in peace Officer Manzer. I have so many great memories of you in Explorers. You where such a great leader, and mentor. Sending prayers to the Manzer family he will be deeply missed.


  • Chris Padgett

    24 May 2020 at 13:48 | #

    My condolences to the Manzer family, I would like to say that I am truly honored to have known and worked with Carlton. I know he was very proud of his family and his family proud of him. He will be missed. As you go through this difficult time, keep this thought in mind, to be absent from the body is to be in the presence of the Lord. Prayers for peace and healing in your time of sorrow. RIP Carlton Pooh Bear Manzer


  • J. R. Smith

    23 May 2020 at 21:47 | #

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with the “Poo Bear”. His humor and kindness will always be remembered. Condolences to Polly and family.


  • John D Myers

    23 May 2020 at 03:09 | #

    Jeff and Clayton. I am so sorry for you and your families loss. We are. praying for for y’all.


  • Robert P Bailey

    23 May 2020 at 01:40 | #

    Pooh was a very big part of my career path into law enforcement, both as my first Police Explorer Advisor and as a very good friend. I spent many of my teenage weekends in his patrol car learning from him both in a professional sense and in a personal way.. He loved the group of kids that he mentored and gave up so much of his personal time to them. He was very sacrificial. I wish I kept up with him more after his retirement.. The Manzer family will definitely know thatb Pooh will be missed. A void that will be hard to fill.....Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God (Matt 5:9)


  • Gary Shook

    23 May 2020 at 01:04 | #

    Rest in peace Carlton Manzer. Job well done.


  • Glenn Durst

    22 May 2020 at 23:45 | #

    Truly saddened by the loss of Carlton. Pooh was a fine Officer, but more than that, a fine and compassionate human being. Pooh will be missed. Prayers for Polly and the family.


  • Kevin White

    22 May 2020 at 23:09 | #

    My sincere condolences and prayers. During me time at BPD I counted Poah Bear among my friends. Many good memories, and I echo the praise of his role as husband and dad. Rest in peace brother.


  • Lance Tiner

    22 May 2020 at 20:27 | #

    Carlton was a great cop, but more than that he was a great family man. I know he loved his wife and kids more than anything. He is already and will always be missed. Rest In Peace Pooh.


  • Candy Mathis Hollis

    22 May 2020 at 20:27 | #

    Polly, please know that you and your family have my deepest sympathy.


  • Jose ornelas

    22 May 2020 at 19:32 | #

    Our deepest condolences, He will always be remembered as a big part of BPD.


  • Bud Cowart

    22 May 2020 at 19:02 | #

    Jeff, Tiffany, and family: so sorry to hear of Carlton's passing. He was a good friend and customer, and an outstanding peace officer. Praying for the family during this time.


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