Richard Lee Mann
Richard Lee Mann was born to Oscar and Reba (Cochran) Mann July 16, 1933, in Butler, Missouri, the oldest of four children. He went home to be with the Lord on December 15, 2013. He was married to Donna Jeanne (Shade) Mann, who he adored, for 55 years. He is survived by two daughters, Kathy D. and husband, Steve L. Jackson and Tamera K. and husband, Robert W. Eastburn, all of Springfield, Missouri; two brothers, William and wife Carol Mann of Branson, Missouri, and Charles Mann of Hannibal, Missouri; a sister, Judith Barker, St Louis, Missouri; an uncle, Jim Cochran, Republic, Missouri; three grandchildren, Christopher S. and wife Jayme Jackson, Kansas City, Missouri, Lisa M. Jackson, Springfield, Missouri, and Thomas P. Mann of Springfield, Missouri; and four great-grandchildren, Connor S., Katelyn N. and Carson C. Jackson of Kansas City, Missouri, and Breckin M. Gardner, Springfield, Missouri; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and his beloved Pekingese, Cory. He is preceded in death by his wife Donna Mann, and two children; Deborah Lynn Mann and Timothy Lee Mann. He accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age, and was a faithful member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Richard served in the US Navy during the Korean War, and was awarded many battle stars, medals and ribbons. He spent 30 years working for the Springfield Fire Department before taking a disability retirement, after which he started his own HVAC Company and worked for himself the remainder of his career. Richard will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and hero. We trust in the Lord that he is healed, and will see him again someday.
Visitation will be Wednesday December 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm with funeral services on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 11:00 am, both held at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Ltd. Burial will be after services at 1:00 pm at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Ridgecrest Baptist Church Childhood Fund.
Walnut Lawn Funeral Home
2001 W. Walnut Lawn St Springfield, MO 65807
Published in the News-Leader on Dec. 17, 2013