January 18, 1950 – July 1, 2014
David Thomas Mann, 64, of New Hope, passed away on Tuesday, ending an unexpected but short battle with cancer.
David was born in Huntsville, AL, and attended elementary school at New Hope School. He later attended and graduated high school at Madison Academy, where he played football. After high school he attended Calhoun Community College.
David met his wife, Charlotte, while in high school and they were married June 4, 1970. David then served in the United States Army as a medic stationed in Germany, during the Vietnam War.
For much of his life, David followed his father’s footsteps, working as a farmer, first self-employed while raising crops and livestock on family land, and then later, for Hereford Farms. He later worked for Burleson Pool Co. as a commercial driver and heavy equipment operator for many years on various jobs in Madison, Marshall and Limestone Counties as well as other parts of the southeast, including the Gulf Coast. He retired to care for his beloved wife full-time in August, 2013, following her stroke.
David was also a member of the Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ and following his legacy of farming, raised his sons in the Church as well, fruitfully multiplying and spreading God’s word and salvation.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Elsworth Mann.
Surviving are mother, Frances Maples Mann, wife, Charlotte Loman Mann, sons Michael Mann, Daniel Mann (and his wife, Christine) and Christopher Mann, grandchildren Scott Mann, Sarah Mann, Emma Mann and Jason Mann, sister Amy Ruth Mann, as well as numerous cousins.
Funeral arrangements will be conducted by New Hope Funeral Home of New Hope, Alabama, with visitation on Friday, July 4, 2014, from 3 to 5 pm. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 5th at 10am at Whitaker Cemetery in New Hope, Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Whitaker Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund (2354 Old Gurley Pk, New Hope, AL 35760).