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JAMES EARL MANKINS, SR. Services for Jimmy Earl Mankins, Sr., 87, longtime trucking operator and former member of the Texas Legislature, of Kilgore, will be 10 am, Friday, August 23, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kilgore, with Reverend Scott Nowack officiating. Burial will follow in Kilgore Cemetery. Mr. Mankins died Tuesday, August 20, 2013 in Longview, Texas. James Earl Mankins, Sr. was born February 9, 1926 in Electra, Texas. He served our country in the U.S. Air Crop. In 1974, Mankins was elected to the Texas House of Representatives serving Gregg County for four terms. As a legislator, Mankins served on several committees including, transportation, business and commerce and calendars. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia; children, Janie, Jim, Jenny, Jan and L'Sha. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1216, Kilgore, Texas 75663. The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Thursday evening between 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Please leave online condolences at www.raderfuneralhome.com

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 21, 2013
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