Originally created 06/13/05

Chaplain Gerald Mangham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Chaplain (Colonel) Gerald M. Mangham U.S. Army (Retired), 68, beloved husband of Bertie Clark Mangham of Martinez, Georgia entered into rest Sunday, June 12, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, June 14, 2005 from 6 - 8 P.M. at Platt's Funeral Home, Evans, Georgia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Platt's Chapel with Chaplain (Major General) Gaylord T. Gunhus U. S. Army (Retired) officiating. Burial will follow in Westover Memorial Park. A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Chaplain Mangham was the son of the late Barney and Viva Stout Mangham. He entered the military Chaplaincy in 1967 and served for over 30 years. His assignments included Viet Nam, Korea, Germany, and several stateside tours. After his military retirement, Chaplain Mangham served as the first Civilian Chaplain at Ronald Reagan International Airport in Washington, D.C. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor and was greatly loved by his family and friends. Chaplain Mangham received many military awards during his distinguished career; however, his greatest achievements were his commitment to his faith and his love and compassion for others. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist denomination and attended Warren Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his son, Steven Mangham of Monterey, Ca.; daughters, Marci Emery and husband David of Gig Harbor, Wa., Traci M. Starnes and husband Tommy of Martinez, Ga. and four precious grandchildren, Cassidy, Lindsay, Spencer, and Davis. If so desired, memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Georgia 30910-0026 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1725, Augusta, Georgia 30903. Platt's Funeral Home, 337. N. Belair Road, Evans, Georgia 30809, 706-860-6166. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle June 13, 2005