Russel Lee Mann Jr.

June 6, 1947October 25, 2018

Russel Lee Mann, Jr., 71, of High Point, North Carolina passed away peacefully on the evening of October 25th, 2018.

Born on June 6th, 1947, Russ was the son of Russel Lee Mann, Sr. and Julia Harris Rives Mann of Sanford, NC. He was preceded in death by both parents.

Russ was a graduate of Sanford Central High School in Sanford, NC and received his Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. He was an avid and long term active member of the Christ United Methodist Church Family of High Point, NC.

Russ was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War with the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1973.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Sungwan Mann; brothers, Thomas Hill Mann, and his wife Jane; Raymond Tucker Mann, and his wife, Karen; sons, Russel Lee Mann III, and his wife Jennifer, of Raleigh, NC; Chalermchai Mann of High Point, NC; daughter, Surin Mann Nguyen of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Victoria Nguyen Chavis, and her husband Jordan, of Durham, NC, and Sabrina Cassidy Mann of Baltimore, MD.

Reverend Keith Sexton, Reverend Jeff Martin and his cousin, Reverend William Joseph Mann, will conduct services at Christ United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 28th. A graveside burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro, NC. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sechrest Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hamil Kerr Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s through Jamestown Presbyterian Church at P.O. Box 1963, Jamestown, NC 27282-1963.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Mann family.


  • Russel Lee Mann Sr., Father
  • Julia Harris Rives Mann, Mother
  • Thomas Hill Mann and wife Jane, Brother
  • Raymond Tucker Man and wife Karen, Brother
  • Sungwan Mann, Wife
  • Russell Lee Mann III and wife Jennifer, Son
  • Chalermchai Mann, Son
  • Surin Mann Nguyen, Daughter
  • Victoria Nguyen Chavis and husband Jordan, Grandchild
  • Sabrina Cassidy Mann, Grandchild

  • Hamil Kerr Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's


  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 28, 2018

Russel Lee Mann Jr.

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Dennis Wicker

October 29, 2018

Dear Mann family,

Alisa and I were saddened to learn about the passing away of Russ. We knew that he was a loving and caring family man and devoted to the Christ United Methodist Church. Russ always had a friendly smile and demeanor and he never met a stranger. Most significantly, as a Vietnam vet, Russ served his country with honor and distinction during a very difficult time in the history of our country. No doubt, his passion for family, church and country have left an indelible mark on the lives of many others.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May fond memories of Russ give you comfort and strength in the difficult days ahead.

Our deepest sympathy,

Dennis and Alisa Wicker

Janie Shell

October 27, 2018

Russ was always such a sweet and loving friend. He always gave the best hugs.

Harold Mann

October 27, 2018

We share your grief; you are in our thoughts and prayers. In loving memory of cousin Russ; may you rest in peace.
Harold and Dot Mann

John Knight

October 27, 2018

Russ and I met in August 1965 in our first class at Guilford College. We kept looking at each other during the class, and afterwards found out that during our earlier years, we had played football together in a park in front of my house. I had grown up knowing his cousin, Warren.

We had some great times at Guilford and were roommates during our last year. The in between summers were spent with visits to our parent's homes in Sanford and High Point with an occasional trip to the beach. After graduation from college, we went our separate ways for service to our country, and in 1973 when he returned to Greensboro with his wonderful family, we picked up where we left off.

I began working for a furniture manufacturer in High Point in 1974, and in 1977 Russ was hired to take over management of the computer development and operations. Together again, we worked together for sixteen years until I left in 1993. I know we could both have written books on our lives together at work. It was always a good day when I saw Russ in the mornings at work, wondering what out of the ordinary event or problem would befall us that day.

I remember one Tuesday when our computer crashed and no one could do any work. IBM techs came in and said it was hopeless, leaving it in our hands to fix. At 3:00 am the next day I was talking to an IBM tech in Atlanta, Georgia who graciously went to his office and faxed us a copy of a manual explaining stuff NASA would have trouble understanding. His last comment was that "only 3 or 4 techs in the country can do what your talking about trying to do!". Seventy-two hours later we had the system up and running again. Our staff kept us fed during the ordeal, and we were quite proud of what we had accomplished. Only one of many stories I could tell about Russ and me.

Although we weren't working together any more, we would see each other at church and often get together with our growing families. I love Russ like a brother, and his family as my family.