Elvy Leonard (Jug) Mangum, age 95, passed away March 3, 2018 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas. He was born June 18, 1922 in Anahuac, TX to the late George and Eliza Fondon Mangum. Elvy was a World War II veteran who served in the European Campaign and received the American Theater Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal. Elvy worked for Texas Gulf Sulphur for thirty-three years.
Elvy was a wonderful husband to Blanch Morse Mangum for seventy years. They love to travel, camp, hunt and fish. He spent many hours with his children, grandchildren and extended family. He was called by many names: Jug, Husband, Brother, Daddy, Poppa, Uncle Elvy, but he was mainly called when help was needed. Elvy gladly and lovingly always was willing to give a helping hand.
Elvy was preceded in death by his parents, three children; Elvy Leonard Jr, Betty Ann and infant son, sisters; Lula Mae Lynch and husband Sam, Trunie Bloomquist and husband Carl, Cecil Klegg and husband Virgil, Margie Scofellia and husband Joe, Lousie Bell Davis and husband Sam, brother; Harold Mangum and wife Betty. He leaves behind to cherish his memory wife; Blanch Mangum, sons; Wendall Mangum, and wife Karen, George (Pokey) Mangum and wife Brenda, grandchildren; Regina Moorman and husband John, Dallas Mangum and wife Julie, Anna Mallett and husband Preston, great-grandchildren; Matthew, Caroline, Luke, Clark, John Ryder, Laura and Audrey. Elvy also leaves behind a loving brother; James Earl Mangum and wife Pauline, sisters-in-law; Bernice LaFour, Lola Fregia and husband Weldon and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are John Moorman, Dallas Mangum, Preston Mallet, Matthew Mangum, Luke Magnum, Clark Mangum and John Ryder Moorman. Honorary Pallbearers are Bill O’Neal and Elvy’s many nephews.