October 9, 1923 - December 6, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Joshua "Josh" Stephen Mann, 89, died December 6, 2012. He was born October 9, 1923 in Atlanta, GA, the son of Henry and Mary (Davis) Mann. He was a proud WWII Navy Veteran and later served in the US Air Force. Afterward, he continued his aviation career with the FAA. Earlier in life, he enjoyed membership as a Mason, Shriner and was a Rainbow Dad for Rainbow Girls. An avid fisherman, his greatest joy was spending time with his family. Josh was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, and 3 sisters. He is survived by his wife, Lea; daughters, Janet Neeley and husband Harold, Springfield, MO, Joy Mann of OKC; 3 grandchildren, Richard Harris, Shelley Balko and husband Corey, Terri Britton; 4 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Alyssa, Dylan and Lauren; and numerous nieces and nephews in GA. The family will receive visitors on Friday, 7-8:30pm at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, Bethany. Services will be Sat., Dec. 8, 11:00am at Mercer-Adams Chapel with interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 7, 2012