Percy Howard Mangels, 79, of Jackson, Missouri passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Percy was born September 12, 1942, to Herbert and Lilly (Koch) Mangels in New Wells, Missouri.
He married Patricia Meyer on October 22, 1966. She preceded him in death on February 16, 1991. He later remarried Bonnie Braddum on November 29, 1997, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri. She survives in Jackson.
Percy was inducted into the United States Navy January 4, 1962, and honorably discharged January 3, 1968.
Percy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri. He was a member of the American Legion Post 133 for 26 years, the Cape Girardeau Elks Lodge 639 for 12 years, and the Perryville Eagles Lodge 4034.
Percy had a love for music and was talented at singing and playing the guitar and harmonica in numerous bands over the years. He loved the sport of baseball, whether it was coaching or watching his children and grandchildren play, and an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Percy also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. If you knew Percy, you knew that he never met a stranger, only a friend that he had not yet met. He was loved and cherished and will be missed by many.
In addition to his loving wife of almost 24 years, Percy is survived by three children, Christopher (Jennifer) Mangels of Mantachie, MS, Jason (Amy) Mangels of Apex, NC, and Denise Mangels of Jackson, MO; ten grandchildren, Christina, Daniel, Patrick, Joseph, Isabella, Michael, Elizabeth, Courtney, Mickayla and Chloe; five siblings, Curt (Judy) Mangels, Ronald "Butch" (Prissy) Mangels, Verlin (Martha) Mangels, Wesley (Linda) Mangels and Alice "Abby" (Mike) O'Leary; numerous nieces and nephews; and a godfather to many.
Percy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; two stepsons, Marvin "Scott" Stacy and Donald Stacy; and a sister, Sharon Cairns.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 4-7 PM at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, with an Elks Lodge Service at 6:30 PM
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 10 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri with Pastor Roger Steinbrueck officiating, followed by full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Ave. Suite 301, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203.
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