Steve Ray Mangrum

October 16, 1953 ‒ July 05, 2021

Iberia, Ohio

Steve Ray Mangrum, age 67, of Iberia, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Monday morning, July 5, 2021, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center following a long battle with cancer.

On October 16, 1953, Steve was born at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, a son of the late Louis Moore and Mary Elizabeth (Woodard) Mangrum.  He graduated from Northmor High School in the Class of 1971.

Steve married his best friend and love of his life, Paula Jean Moore, in Mount Gilead on August 17, 1988.  All together they shared over 34 wonderful years side by side.

Steve worked at Arundale/Core in Mount Gilead since the age of 17.  He began on the floor and worked his way all of the way up to plant manager.  He provided 38 years of hard work and dedication to them until his retirement in 2008.

Steve was a man of faith; a member of the body of Christ.  He attended the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church.

Steve enjoyed listening to music on YouTube.  He always has just one more song for you to listen to with him.

Steve loved sports and had a very competitive spirit within himself.  His athletic ability earned him the nickname “Gunner.”  He was a champion basketball, baseball and softball player.  As a young man, he tried out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He also enjoyed bowling and golf.  He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan.  If there are sports in heaven he has surely joined all of the teams.

Steve will be dearly missed by his wife, Paula; two children: Mason Mangrum, Jeanie (Cody) Van Dever; a brother, Carney Mangrum; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Mangrum; and a sister, Sandra Mangrum.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Steve’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church, 3055 State Route 95, Edison, OH 43320, with Pastor Ed Colegrove officiating.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Steve’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • So sorry to the Mangrum family, but he is in the arms of the Lord. We were glad to have the opportunity to have known Steve. I am sure my Dad and him are talking Buckeye football and the upcoming season. Our deepest sympathy to Paula and family.

  • So sorry Paula and family. This is a rough time but remember he is no longer in pain and once again has a healthy body. God bless in the coming days.

  • No more pain. Family reunion .He will wait on you Paula and sports and bingo to keep him busy untill then. Love to all the family. The Turner Family.

  • Paula, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Steve was a great man & I enjoyed working with him back in the day. Sending you lots of hugs & prayers durning this difficult time.

  • Paula. I am so very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts. Praying for strength and comfort for all.

  • My Heart goes out to the Mangrum Family, Such a huge loss to lose a friend like Steve. Although Steve and i did not spend a lot of time together the time that we did share will forever be cherished. I’ve known this family for well over 30 yrs and it breaks my heart to know that they have lost there Husband, Father and Friend. The Greater Plan is sometimes very hard to understand but i do know our Lord and Savior has gained a kind soul. Bless Steve and his family and may Peace be with them as time goes on! Love you All

  • I’ve known Steve for most of my life, and though he and I were not close, I know that he was close to a lot of people.

    The kindness and compassion he had shown to animals, how he’d spoil his pets and often sit on the porch steps for minutes calling for wild cats he housed in his garage to make sure they were fed, showing them off to guest like a proud father and sparing no expense when Ginger had fell ill. He was hesitant to even harm a fly.

    It’s unfortunate his passing came so suddenly; but I’m thankful that after spending three decades working, he was able to enjoy a good portion of his years relaxing at home.

    My heart goes out to the people who are pained at his passing; and I hope is final moments were filled with peace and contentment of a life without regrets.

  • To The Mangrum Family,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all. It has been many years since I last saw Steve. But I can vividly remember playing many pickup basketball games with Steve and Carney at the YMCA in Galion and softball games at East Park. Steve was always a great competitor but more than anything he was a great person. May Steve rest in peace and God Bless.

    Duke Newell

  • To the Mangrum Family,
    Ron always enjoyed playing softball against him as Steve was a wonderful competitor and great person. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Steve.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • I just have no words, so broken hearted for all of you and gonna miss him so much, im sure Joetta was thrilled to see him. I loved his u tube .ill never forget our favorite. Day after Day. Love you and im here for you.

  • Paula was sadden to hear the loss of Steve new chapter life of his is starting in heaven now praying for you stop see me if you want

  • Paula, you gave Steve such precious care through his illness, I know he loves you more than you’ll ever know!! What a wonderful devoted wife you’ve been!! I pray that you have the peace of God surrounding you! I can’t begin to know your grief, but I keep you in my prayers! You will always keep him in your broken heart!
    I love you Paula! ✝️💜🙏✝️

  • Steve was an awesome guy while I met him it’s so heart breaking to hear about this loss. But he is in heaven now and god will take care of him. Stay strong Paula.