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LCDR Bobby Dean

Mansfield

1935-2014



LCDR Bobby Dean Mansfield, retired Naval Aviator, United States Navy, passed away on July 5, 2014 following a valiant battle with cancer. During his naval aviation career, LCDR Mansfield served two tours in Vietnam, a Mediterranean cruise, and received the following medals and commendations: Air Medal (with the Number One); Navy Unit Commendation for service aboard the USS Kitty Hawk; Expert Pistol Shot; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea); and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

LCDR Mansfield was an avid golfer, fervid reader, and adventurous traveler. Whether he was reading or enjoying sports on TV, his beloved dogs, Colin and Fritter, were his constant companions.

LCDR Mansfield (Bobby Dean to his family and friends) was preceded in death by his parents, Avery Dean Mansfield and Bessie Lee Mansfield, both of Cartersville, Georgia.

LCDR Mansfield is survived by: his wife, Denise C. Mansfield; his son, Carter Dean Mansfield both of Pensacola, Florida; his daughter, Dineen Ann Mansfield; his son-in-law, Jay Scott Thedford; and his grandson, Liam Dean Thedford, all of Austin, Texas. LCDR Mansfield is also survived by his beloved sister, Sharon Hope Silvers of Cartersville, Georgia.

LCDR Mansfield deeply loved his family, his friends, his home, and his country. His allegiance to his ideals ran deep. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

An inurnment ceremony will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery (Pavilion A), on Naval Air Station Pensacola on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (cholangiocarcinoma.org).

FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is entrusted with arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com

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Published in Pensacola News Journal from July 19 to July 21, 2014
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