MITCHELL – Howard R. “Sorry” Mann, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at Hospitality House in Bedford following a 14 year illness.
Born September 5, 1919, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Ruth (Dodd) Mann. He married Geneva White March 3, 1940, and she preceded him in death November 7, 1974. Also preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Charles Mann; and sister, Mary Frances Newman.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Germany during World War II. He was a 50 year member and past commander of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, and a member of Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
He owned Mann’s Grocery for 16 years, retired from Carpenter Body Works, and was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.
He married Gayle Laverne Sheeks July 14, 1982, and she survives.
Also surviving are four children:
John H. Mann and his wife, Connie, Versailles
Charles R. Mann and his wife, Jerri, Brownsburg
Mrs. Mike (Susi) Mann, Mitchell
Jim Sheeks, Monrovia
Mrs. Roy (Jennifer) Tabor, Indianapolis
Mrs. Dave (Teresa) Donehue, Pittsburg, PA
Mrs. Kevin (Laci) Egli, Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. Brady Mann, Fairbank, Iowa
Mrs. John (Melanie) Shaff, Mitchell
eleven great grandchildren
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, in the Mitchell Presbyterian Church with Pastor C. Allen Colwell officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.
Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Presbyterian Church.