William James "Willie" Mann, affectionately known as "Papa" by his family, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the age of 90. He was born June 5, 1932 in Charlotte County, Virginia and was the son of the late Joe H. Mann and the late Serena Kathleen Brightwell Mann.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joe Mann and Jack Mann; and sister, Juanita Mann.
Willie is survived by his wife, Janice Metcalf Mann; daughters, Lisa Mann Miller (Richard) of Cary, NC, Carole Mann Nelson (Chuck) of Nelson, VA and Amy Mann Crute (Steve) of Wendell, NC; grandchildren, Laura Ehrhardt, Nick Miller, Jack Miller, Caroline Nelson, Elizabeth Moore (Jake), Jacob Crute, and Jackson Crute; and two great-grandsons, Everett Moore and Brooks Moore. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Dorothy R. Mann and Jeannie Neal; nieces and nephews, Terri Cartwright, Jeff Metcalf, Bruce Fleshman, and Jennifer Neal; and many special friends.
Willie was a member of First Baptist Church in Chase City where he served as a Deacon and he was a member of The Lions Club. He was a United States Navy Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 43. He retired from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative as District Manager after 47 years of employment. He was a 51-year Mason, Scottish Rite member, and Shriner with Masonic Lodge #119. He was also a volunteer for the Salvation Army and coordinated the bells during Christmas time. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed visiting and doing for others in his community. Willie was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; he loved his family and always put them first.
Visitation with Masonic Rites by Lodge #119 will be held from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 206 E 2nd Street, Chase City, VA 23924. Graveside services with Military Honors by United States Navy and American Legion Post 43 will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Woodland Cemetery in Chase City. Reverend Gene Burris will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Willie's memory to First Baptist Church or the Salvation Army (Post Office Box 431, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923.)
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.newcomballgoodfh.com. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City, Virginia will be handling the arrangements.