LTC (Ret.) Eldon Lee Leroy Mansfield Jr.

February 10, 1930August 2, 2012

LTC (Ret.) Eldon Leroy “Lee” Mansfield of Columbus, GA passed away on August 2, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital. LTC (Ret.) was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Emily Mansfield, and a brother, Bobby Mansfield all of Albany, GA. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Joan Mansfield of Columbus, GA; two sons, Stephen Mansfield (Beverly) of Nashville, TN, David Scott of Oxford, GA; one daughter Cindy Lewis (Ken) of Charlotte, NC; two step-daughters, Jamie Sardinas (Tony) of Richmond Hill, GA, and Cathy McArthur (Justin) of Manchester, NH; nine grandchildren, four nephews, and two nieces. LTC (Ret.) Mansfield graduated from Albany High School and North Georgia College. He served in the U.S. Army and retired after 28 years of Honorable service. While in the Army he graduated from Command and General Staff College, in addition to learning the Russian Language. LTC (Ret.) served overseas in Germany, Austria, Iran, and Vietnam. Following his retirement he was an associate broker in Real Estate in Hartwell, GA and Columbus, GA with Showcase Realty and ReMax Realty. Funeral service will be held Monday, August 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31907, followed by interment in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends this evening from 5:00PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association, To offer condolences please visit


  • Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 6, 2012

LTC (Ret.) Eldon Lee Leroy Mansfield Jr.

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August 10, 2012

I graduated from Albany High School with Lee, who we called Leroy, in 1947. I would like to express my sympathy to his family. I moved to North Carolina in 1951 and live in Winston-Salem. I have not kept up with my friends from High school. Ralph E. Calhoun

American Heart Association

August 7, 2012

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

R.LEE Wadsworth

August 6, 2012

I have been remiss in my adult yearsin not renewing contact with my cousin Leroy.Our grandfathers were brothers. I fondly remember Emily,Leroy and Bobby comming each summer to Shiloh for a visit. This was in the 1930!s the good okd days.From what I gather he was a upright individual and a asset to his family and community. I sure he is with the LORD.

August 5, 2012

As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Uncle Leroy. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.

Bernie Mansfield & Family (Sylvester, Ga.)

August 5, 2012

My sincere condolences in your loss of LTC Leroy Mansfield. I am NGC class of '53 and have known and respected Leroy since 1949.It was such a pleasure to see him at our luncheons with Friends Forever in Atlanta in recent years. He is an inspiration to the rest of us "senior" guys and we all will miss him. Larry Langford.......Norcross, Ga.

Laura Lowe

August 5, 2012

My sincere condolences to the family of Lee Mansfield. I knew him from the years I was in Real Estate and worked with him on committees for the Columbus Board of Realtors.