Louis V. Mann, Jr., 81, of Roanoke Rapids passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, surrounded by family in his home.
Louis was born December 27, 1936, in Richmond, Va. to the late Louis V. Mann, Sr. and Thelma Adams Mann. A graduate of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Apprenticeship Program, he spent seven years with the company in various positions. He spent 14 years with Champion Paper Company in such positions as instrument maintenance mechanic, millwright, and machinist, also responsible for machinery balancing and vibration analysis. Louis was an Instrumentation Mechanic instructor at Roanoke-Chowan Technical Institute in Ahoskie. After leaving this position, he spent time as a self-employed Instrumentation Contractor for his company, Eastern Controls. He also held the position of Instrumentation and Electrical Design Supervisor for Hydrocarbon Construction Company, Houston, Texas. Once he returned to Halifax County, Mr. Mann held various positions in industrial maintenance, later leading to him head the Industrial Maintenance Program at Halifax Community College. In addition, he spent time as a licensed real estate broker and owner of several small businesses.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Peggy Allen Mann and brother, E. Carroll Mann. He is survived by his son, Louis “Pete” Mann, III and wife, Temple, of Roanoke Rapids; his daughter, Debbie Pittard and husband, Randy, of Zebulon, NC; his brother, William Mann and wife, Jerry, of Roanoke Rapids; his sister, Brenda Daws and husband, Clint, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; his sister-in-law, Barbara Mann, of Raleigh; brother-in-laws Garland “Bubba” Allen and wife Doris, of Littleton; Mervin Allen of Sanford, NC and James Allen and wife Beverly of Littleton; his grandson, Stephen Mann and wife, Stephanie, of Nashville, NC; his granddaughter, Meghan Mann, of Raleigh and fiancé Corey Oliver of Roanoke Rapids; his grandson, Gregory Pittard, of Raleigh; and his grandson, Eric Pittard, of Knightdale.
Visitation will take place from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Wrenn, Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service in Roanoke Rapids. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at noon in Cedarwood Cemetery with Pastor Norwood Starling officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Louis V. Mann, may be made to Duke Cancer Institute at 710 W. Main St., Suite 200 Durham, NC 27701 or Home Health and Hospice of Halifax at 220 Smith Church Rd., Bldg. C., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Louis V. Mann, Jr.
1015 West 5th Street
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
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