October 19, 1934 - November 1, 2015
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