OBITUARY

Ronnie Mann

August 20, 1943August 1, 2018
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Funeral service for Herbert Ronald “Ronnie” Mann, 74, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Union United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the churchyard. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Ronnie passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Born in Florence, he was the only son of the late James Herbert “Jimmy” Mann and Mary Lou Younginer Mann. Ronnie was a lifelong member of Union United Methodist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class. He was a graduate of Irmo High School where he met his high school sweetheart, Joye McKown, who became his wife in 1963. Ronnie worked alongside his father at Mann Electric Repair, until his father’s death in 1974, when he became owner and President of the company. In 2001, Mann Electric Repair became Mann Tool and Supply and moved to their current location. In 2013, Ronnie passed his Presidency to his daughter Suzanne and he then became Senior Vice President and immediate Past President of the company. Surviving in addition to his wife of 55 years, Joye, are his daughters, Suzanne Brunnemer (Mark) of Leesville, Stacey Blanquart (Didier) of Perth, Western Australia; grandchildren, Michael and Alex Brunnemer. He is also survived by two sisters, Jimmie Lou Richardson (Larry) of Crescent City, FL, Judy Cook of Irmo; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Bruce Cook and niece, Allison Cook. Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, Capital Campaign Fund, PO Box 705, Irmo, SC 29063. Please share condolences and memories at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Father: James "Jimmy" Herbert Mann (deceased)
    Mother: Mary Lou Younginer Mann (deceased)
    Wife: Joye Lynn McKown Mann
    Daughter and son-in-law: Suzanne and Mark Brunnemer
    Daughter and son-in-law: Stacey and Didier Blanquart
    Grandchildren: Michael and Alex Brunnemer
    Sister and brother-in-law: Jimmie Lou and Larry Richardson
    Sister: Judy Cook
    Brother-in-law: Bruce Cook (deceased)
    Niece: Allison Cook (deceased)
    Numerous nieces and nephews

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

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John Strickland

August 8, 2018

Though I haven't been in the business for the past several years, I started calling on Ronnie in the early '80s. I always enjoyed calling on him. He was a true Southern gentleman and always gave of his time to see salesmen. He will be missed I and send my regards to the entire family.

Carol Shackelford

August 7, 2018

Ronnie was the epitome of a true southern gentleman. He was so proud of his family and his business. His calm demeanor and soothing voice will sure be missed. My heart goes out to Ronnie's beloved wife, Joye, and all who where close to him. We wish Suzanne all the best as she carries the torch of the Mann family legacy.

Nils Lindbloom

August 6, 2018

Ronnie was a humble, reserved gentleman and a very astute businessman. It was fun to see him open up and show his passion for the industry when we shared "tool stories" over the years. I learned a great deal from him and will miss that grin of his.

Russ Bransford

August 6, 2018

It's going to be hard coming to the store and not seeing him. I always looked forward to sitting down and talking with him. He was a good listener and a good friend. I will miss him greatly.

Terry Daw

August 4, 2018

I remember the first time I met Ronnie and the store, I walked around it for 3 1/2 hours looking at what I called a big boys toy store. He said he liked that analogy. Over the next nine years I got the chance to know Ronnie, Suzane, Debbie, Tyler, Eric and a few others. Thank you for allowing me that honor of knowing a fine gentleman... T.Daw

Larry and Jayne Younginer

August 4, 2018

Wish we could be with you during this time but due to travel plans to visit our daughter in Indiana, we are unable to be with you. We are sorry for the Mann family loss. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Jayne and Larry Younginer

james mcgrew

August 4, 2018

Ronnie Believed in Me early in my Career, He helped me purchase Equipment for a step up i could not have done on my own and I struggled but treated paying like it was the most Important thing i would ever Do, a few years later when the big move came to Cris Drive Ronnie asked me to provide the cabinetry needed, for many years this was a proud request for me, We are larger now and solid in our Work, Ronnies Generosity of time and Experience will be forever remembered in My Shop Jim McGrew

Don Westman

August 3, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Know that Ronnie was a true gentleman and an honor to have as a customer. I will always remember his strength of character and friendship.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. My sincere sympathies.

Peace

-Don

Ralph McAteer

August 3, 2018

I will always remember Ronnie as a very friendly person. Can't recall a time that he was not happy and cordial. God bless him and I know he is in a better place now

Clara Jackman

August 3, 2018

Joye,
I was so sad to learn of the loss of your dear Ronnie. I am glad that I got to meet him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Clara Hook Jackman