OBITUARY

Mark David Mangrum

September 13, 1968February 2, 2019
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MARK DAVID MANGRUM (AGE 50) IN LOVING MEMORY A HUSBAND, FATHER, SON, BROTHER, UNCLE AND FRIEND

Mark was born on September 13, 1968 in Washington, DC and passed on February 2, 2019 in Raleigh, NC by way of a fatal car accident. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth of 30 years, son Jeremiah Mangrum and daughter Kailyn Mangrum, parents Dan and Nan Mangrum, sister Shanda (Boston) Heller, brother Rod (MIchelle) Mangrum, brother Rick (Robyn) Mangrum, and cherished uncle to 8 nieces and nephews (Christian, Boston, Jackson, Danni, Reed, Cole, Bridget, Elle) who all adored him.

He graduated High School from Bishop Ireton in Alexandria, VA in 1986. In 2008, Mark was inducted into the inaugural class of Athletic Hall of Fame at Bishop Ireton for the significant contributions he made to the school’s athletics through his performance, dedication and accomplishments. Mark went on to attend North Carolina State University (NCSU) where he was an integral part of the ACC championship wrestling team and recognized as an Academic All American. During College, Mark opened his first business (Triple A Carpet Care) while wrestling and raising a family. Mark expanded his vision by launching MANGRUM BUILDING LLC in 2006. He used his entrepreneurial skills in building and land development to become a preeminent builder in Wake County, NC.

Mark was a best friend and source of encouragement to many. His loss will be felt deeply throughout his community. Mark’s love for life and joyful spirit lifted all of those around him. His passions included showering his friends and family with more love and support than one could ever imagine, and succeeding at whatever challenges he took on - both business and personal. He loved sports, yoga, traveling with his family, spending time with friends, relaxing by the pool and playing with animals on his and Elizabeth’s farm in Cameron, N.C. He also enjoyed hosting friends and family at their beach house in Wrightsville Beach. Mark was a charismatic and kind soul who will be missed by all of those who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Hope Community Church Raleigh Campus located at 821 Buck Jones Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606.

In lieu of flowers please hug a loved one or friend and tell them you love them.

You can make donations to the North Shore Animal League America, or Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

  • FAMILY

  • Mark is survived by his wife Elizabeth of 30 years, son Jeremiah Mangrum and daughter Kailyn Mangrum, parents Dan and Nan Mangrum, sister Shanda (Boston) Heller, brother Rod (MIchelle) Mangrum, brother Rick (Robyn) Mangrum, and cherished uncle to 8 nieces and nephews (Christian, Boston, Jackson, Danni, Reed, Cole, Bridget, Elle) who all adored him.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mark David Mangrum

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Cecil Sewell

February 13, 2019

Mark and I were in the “fellowship”together. What a kind and gentle soul he was. We both had bridges to cross and it was easier with Mark. He made me a better person.
GOD Bliss his soul.

MIke Lausten

February 12, 2019

I attended Bishop Ireton HS with Mark, Rick, and Rod graduating a year after Mark in 1987. In Mark's senior year of high school (1985-86) I had the incredible luck to be his wrestling partner. We worked out, and did all our drills and pre-match warm-ups together. As many people may know in his Senior year Mark won his third consecutive National Prep championship, was named the outstanding wrester in the tournament, and broke the Virginia State record for career wins.
Mark won more matches than any other wrestler in Virginia history. He was the greatest in the history of our high school, and arguably the history of VA wrestling. He was simply the best any of us ever saw. It was so incredible for me to get to watch Mark that season (and the 3 prior to that) as he destroyed every other wrester he faced. I'll never forget seeing him win 3 times at Lehigh, St. Albans, and so many other places. I feel so lucky to have been able to work out with Mark everyday and learn from the best and be his teammate and friend.

On top of his wrestling Mark was just an incredible guy- and always had a smile and made you laugh- even at the toughest moments in practices, training, or matches. He and his brothers are one of a kind, there is nobody else in the world like them. RIP Mark and all the best to the Mangrum family

John Healey

February 10, 2019

I first met Mark through his carpet business when I had him re-carpet our home in Cary in the early 1990's He was knowledgeable, honest and dependable and he and his crew did a fine job.He showed me the best value carpet & pad for the money. I was a Broker with Re/Max United Realtors in Cary, so I decided to use him as my go to guy for carpet installation for my clients and customers. He never let me or them down. As a result, we became friends and he would invite me to his famous NC State game day cookouts which I enjoyed immensely.The World is a poorer place without Mark Mangrum. John Healey

Alex Snotherly

February 10, 2019

Dear Loved Ones,
I only knew Mark through yoga as we would share a quick greeting and perhaps an "atta boy" at the end of practice. The one thing that stood out to me was his positive, friendly, and encouraging attitude. I have a sticky on my computer that says “Stay Close to People Who Feel Like Sunshine”.............from the little I know of Mark and now what I am reading about him I would say he was one of those people.

May fond memories help ease the pain of such a difficult loss.

Colleen Draper

February 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Darrin Farrow

February 9, 2019

Mark will always be part of some of my fondest memories of NC State. We were a team on and off the mat. Mark was one of the integral parts of what made us great.
See you on the other side my friend

Jackie Droddy

February 9, 2019

Nan, Dan, Shanda, Rod and Rick "Eric",
Our family has such special memories of Mark and each of you from the many years our families went to church and hung out together! He went on to make a wonderful life for himself and his beautiful kids and wife. He obviously knew the real meaning of life and made his "mark" on so many lives and hearts. We cannot put into words how deeply sorry our family is for your loss. We are thinking about you and praying for you all to be wrapped in comfort by the warm and joyful memories you have of Mark. We are praying for you and yours to find strength and peace through this most difficult time.
With love and Deepest Sympathy,
The Droddy Family (Jerry, Charlotte, Monica, Jerry Jr., Jackie, Terry)

Cyndy and Mark(Wahoo) White

February 9, 2019

We send our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to you all.

Amy Keller

February 9, 2019

Mark was loved and adored by his sister in law Robyn Mangrum.Rick lost not only his younger brother..he lost his best friend.My heartfelt condolences to your entire family and prayers I will have for all of you🙏

BJ Craven

February 8, 2019

I believe I met Mark in 1998 and became good friends with him over that 20+ year span. It always amazed me how hard he worked, and at the same time, how he could make people happy without having to work at all. If ever you were at his house he made you feel like royalty, while beating you in ping pong at the same time. If you ever ran across him somewhere like Pams Farmhouse he would make you feel like family, and require you to sit with him. He didn't know we all wanted to sit with him anyway.
To Liz, Jeremiah and Kailyn, I love you all more than you know and will always be there if ever you need me! I can't begin to explain the pain I feel for your loss! Mark loved you all in ways most people never get to experience. His sense of work ethic was devoted directly to making sure you had great lives. The times that Mark and I spent where the 3 of you weren't around the topics of conversation always led back to his wife and awesome kids. He loved you all so much!

To Dan and Nan, I am truly sorry for the loss of such a wonderful son! Just talking about his parents put a smile on his face! You both instilled in him a sense of pride that I wish more people possessed. The mention of either of you made his pride for you shine!

To Rod, Rick and Shanda I feel like I know each of you just through the stories your brother shared of you. I am truly sorry for the loss of such a great sibling. He looked up to each of you in so many ways.

To the many other family members, friends and people Mark touch or influenced in any of his great ways I share in your feelings of being robbed of such a great man at such an early age! An amazing man will forever be missed!

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Biography

Mark was born on September 13, 1968 in Washington, DC and passed on February 2, 2019 in Raleigh, NC by way of a fatal car accident. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth of 30 years, son Jeremiah Mangrum and daughter Kailyn Mangrum, parents Dan and Nan Mangrum, sister Shanda (Boston) Heller, brother Rod (MIchelle) Mangrum, brother Rick (Robyn) Mangrum, and cherished uncle to 8 nieces and nephews (Christian, Boston, Jackson, Danni, Reed, Cole, Bridget, Elle) who all adored him.

He graduated High School from Bishop Ireton in Alexandria, VA in 1986. In 2008, Mark was inducted into the inaugural class of Athletic Hall of Fame at Bishop Ireton for the significant contributions he made to the school’s athletics through his performance, dedication and accomplishments. Mark went on to attend North Carolina State University (NCSU) where he was an integral part of the ACC championship wrestling team and recognized as an Academic All American. During College, Mark opened his first business (Triple A Carpet Care) while wrestling and raising a family. Mark expanded his vision by launching MANGRUM BUILDING LLC in 2006. He used his entrepreneurial skills in building and land development to become a preeminent builder in Wake County, NC.

Mark was a best friend and source of encouragement to many. His loss will be felt deeply throughout his community. Mark’s love for life and joyful spirit lifted all of those around him. His passions included showering his friends and family with more love and support than one could ever imagine, and succeeding at whatever challenges he took on - both business and personal. He loved sports, yoga, traveling with his family, spending time with friends, relaxing by the pool and playing with animals on his and Elizabeth’s farm in Cameron, N.C. He also enjoyed hosting friends and family at their beach house in Wrightsville Beach. Mark was a charismatic and kind soul who will be missed by all of those who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Hope Community Church Raleigh Campus located at 821 Buck Jones Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606.

In lieu of flowers please hug a loved one or friend and tell them you love them.

You can make donations to the North Shore Animal League America, or Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.