Donald L. Mangum, 92, passed away peacefully March 4, 2015.
Mr. Mangum was born April 9, 1922 in Washington D.C. to the late Elmer and Lillian Johnson Mangum. He loved going to the beach, reading and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Mangum served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy for over 20 years, serving in WWII. Following his naval career; he worked for C&P Telephone Company as an engineer until his retirement. Mr. Mangum will always be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beatrice; his parents Elmer and Lillian Mangum; his brothers Elmer, George and Royce; and his great granddaughter, Karli Cason.
Left to cherish his memory is: daughter, Delores Willard and husband Curtis; grandchildren Donald Willard and Kerri Cason; great-grandchildren Paige and Trevor Cason and Saydi Nelson; sister, Lorraine Dowlin and nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his many friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Navy Memorial in Washington D.C. 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004.Send Flowers
Don Mangum was my first true neighbor when I moved to Virginia over 30 years ago. To me and my family, he was like a loving Uncle or Grandpa, and watched out for my child and expressed interest in my work. He took great care of his home. He and Bea always had a kind word and an optimistic outlook. If we needed to borrow a tool, he was quick to offer help. We kept in touch for a while but regrettably we lost touch after many years.
My best wishes and condolences to to his family at this time of loss.