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Mangham, Bill

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October 19, 1934 - November 1, 2015

Mangham, Bill

Bill Mangham

W.W. (Bill) Mangham, 81, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015 after a short illness.  Bill was born in West Palm Beach, Florida on October 19, 1934.  In 1948, the family moved to Ft. Pierce, Florida where he graduated high school.  Bill attended the University of Florida, graduating in 1956 from the school of Journalism and Publications.  He was active in the Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity and Sigma Delta Chi Journalism fraternity.

Following graduation, he joined the J.C. Penney Company and held various positions during his tenure.  Bill spent several years in Meridian, MS, Birmingham, AL, New York City, and Dallas, TX.  He eventually retired in Plano after 35 years of dedicated service to Penney’s.  He was an active member of Penney’s retirement association, H.C.S.C.  In addition to his work with Penney’s, he took time out to serve his country with the U.S. Army, and an additional eight years in the Army Reserves.

Bill was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church and the Joy Bible Class. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Carole, son David Mangham, Sr. and wife, Krysia, and granddaughter Lilly of Lafayette, CO and grandson David Mangham, Jr. of Longmont, CO.  Sister-in-law Janet Lopes of Ft. Pierce, FL., brother-in-law Bill Kelley and wife Caroyl of Kansas City, MO., and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Bill was an avid Gene Autry fan.  During his life he became a major collector of Gene Autry memorabilia which brought him much joy and connected him with friendships around the world.

A service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 9th 2015
St. Andrew United Methodist Church

5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

Gifts in Bill’s memory may be given to Treasured Times, an Alzheimer’s respite program at Custer road UMC, 6601 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75023.
St. Andrews Methodist church food pantry. 5801 W Plano pkwy, Plano, TX 75093


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

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Rob Roadman

November 08, 2015 2:11PM

Bill was my cousin, the only cousin on my father's side of the family. There are a number of memories of him from my very early youth. I especially remember when he and Carole were married. I was young, but I thought it was very special. I even kept little of the rice from their wedding for many years. As I think back, I know that losing his mother when he was a boy was something that always stayed with him. I take comfort in knowing that he and his mother are together again, at last. My heart is heavy, but I rejoice in knowing that Bill (who I always called Billy) was a believer in Jesus and is now in His presence. God is good.

robyn lacour

November 08, 2015 10:34AM

carol, i almost felt like family working with you and bill a short time ago, I am so sorry for your loss, you will be in my prayers Robyn

Patrick and Jane Dewane

November 08, 2015 5:09AM

Bill's special love for his family, deep faith and value of friendships made a footprint on the hearts of so many. His dry humor and sincere goodness were true attributes to his overall character. He will be remembered with love.

Alan & Lorraine Thomas

November 08, 2015 3:22AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Carole, as we remember our dear friend Bill, gone to join Gene.

Joye Rinaldo

November 07, 2015 5:12PM

Aunt Carole, thinking of you during this time.I am grateful for all of the happy memories I have with Uncle Bill

Carolyn McInnis

November 06, 2015 5:59PM

First became friends with Bill's Mom in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Later as I kept touch with Carole's sister Janet Lopes, I learned that Carole and Bill were here in Metroplex so have traveled back and forth sharing Janet's time while she visted her sister Carole. Janet was great comfort this June as she kept Bill comfortable. She will be great help to Carole in this time of such great loss.

Jim Holt

November 06, 2015 11:31AM

Bill and Carole were life long friends. After many years I was able to contact them via phone and e-mail. My sincere condolences to Carole and the family. I will miss Bill and pray for his soul and for comfort for Carole. I encourage all friends to keep her in mind and support her in the future.