James Ray Mangus Sr.

July 15, 1937 ‒ June 10, 2012

Cardington formerly of Ostrander, Ohio

James R. “Jimbo” Mangus Sr., age 74 of Cardington and formerly of Ostrander, died Sunday evening, June 10, 2012 at Riverside Hospital following complications of open heart surgery.

He was born on July 15, 1937 in Accoville, WV to the late Alton W. and Edeanor (Briles) Mangus. A US Air force veteran, he worked for The Nippert Company for 37 years as a maintenance mechanic, retiring in 1997. An avid gardener, he was known for his green thumb and huge luscious vegetable garden.

As one who liked the outdoors, he enjoyed fishing and camping. Ornery, he was always the jokester. Very stubborn and strong willed, he was generous to a fault. He enjoyed mentoring others on how to do things and of course his way was always the right way. Always honest, he freely voiced his opinion and was happiest in the garden or being asked to lend a helping hand.

Jimbo is survived by his second wife of 22 years: Shirley (Yeatman) Gandee, children: Jim (Kathy) Mangus of Marion, Sherry Garrett and Rosemary (Bruce) Bingham both of Marengo, step-children: Sharon(David) Hubbell of Waldo, Cathy(John) Ferguson of Fostoria, Jean Hornbeck of Marion, Rhonda (Jerry) Justice of Cardington, Matt (Alisa) Gandee of Marengo, Grandchildren: Tracie (Nathan) Cordle , Nathan Garrett , Cahli Perry, Kristen and Levi Crotinger, step-grandchildren: Brett (Joree) Hubbell, Josh, Kyle Gandee, Michelle, Heather, Dusty Hornbeck, Janelle, Haley Justice, Zach, Dylon, and Megan Gandee, great-grandson: William Cordle, step-great-grandchildren: Alexia, Landon, Adeline, Ema, Ava, Conner John, Leonia, Dusty, brothers: Larry(Pam) Mangus, Bill (Ann)Mangus, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife: Rose A. (Trent) in 1989, daughter: Alice Perry, brothers: Al, Joe, and Donald Mangus, and sister, Betty Cain.

Friends may call Wednesday 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, where services will be held Thursday 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Brian Mosher officiating, burial will follow in the Newhouse Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com