Thomas Edward "Ed" Mangum passed away, at home, on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 2:14am. He always was a numbers guy!
Ed was a proud Marine and served in the Vietnam War. He is survived by his daughters; Elizabeth Anne Mangum, Nicole Lynne Mangum, and Alysun Campbell (Jeremy) Fulks; his grandchildren Cora (7) and Alister (6) Sarach, Vivyenne (14) and McCoy (8) Skinner, and Benjamin (10) , Ethan (8) , and Jackson (7) Fulks; his siblings; Jacqueline (Ron) Wiltzer, Bruce (Beverly) Mangum, Sandra Oudemolen, John (Cindy) Mangum, David (Michelle) Mangum, Jesse Carl (Glenda) Mangum and many nieces and nephews who enjoyed his magic tricks and advice on life. His "fur babies" Psycho, D.O.G., and Kitty were always by his side. Glen Tobias, his life-long friend, was by his side until the end. Ed was proceeded in death by his parents, Jesse Jackson and Sarah Elizabeth Mangum, as well as his dear friend and brother-in-law, Mark Oudemolen.
Ed was an avid card player and enjoyed Wednesday Night Gin with his buddies Denny Gilinis, Dick LaHamm, and Nick Marino. He enjoyed many nights at the casino. In fact, his last request was for his daughters to go to Vegas and bet on a “Hard 8” for him. He was also known for delivering a great joke and creating new business endeavors.
We will honor Ed's magnificent life with an intimate cremation ceremony for family on Thursday, Feb 18. Memorial service will be held 12:00 PM, Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Stegenga Funeral Chapel 3131 S. Division Ave. Wyoming, MI 49548. A luncheon will follow the service. Ed's family will greet relatives and friends from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
"Hallelujah"! Our Dad, Ed, finally got his long-awaited hug from Jesus and will be forever missed! We'll love you forever and ever, Dad…with love, your daughters!
Ed's service can be seen at https://youtu.be/3ELMPN0m4MM
My sympathies to Ed’s family. What a wonderful celebration of his life o the memorial wall.
Thank you for letting us provide care for him at MH.
- Anita Charochak
I love and miss you so much, Dad.¬†
Love, your daughter, Elizabeth Anne
My condolences to his family and my good friend Elizabeth. We meet once at her wedding and even in that short time, I knew he was a fun person. I wish his family & friends memories that are all wonderful and full of love.
- Carolyn Tacey