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Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens

1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL

OBITUARY

James Marc Mantock

December 19, 1954August 11, 2019
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James Marc Mantock “Jim” of Richardson, Texas and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully at his Florida home on August 11, 2019, after a decade of battling cancer.

Jim was born to Frieda Corbin Mantock and Norman Mantock in Columbus, Ohio, on December 19, 1954 and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He attended Purdue University where he earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors and was a member of the Theta Tau Fraternity.

Jim married his wife, Lisa Shad, on April 28, 1990. They co-founded their business, ScenPro, in 1995. After retirement, they traveled the world together enjoying adventures in Antarctica, Africa, Europe, the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. The love and respect they shared for each other was epic and lasted until the end of Jim’s life.

Prior to ScenPro, Jim was Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Texas Instruments, Senior Program Manager with Advanced Decision Systems and a Co-Founder of The Harbinger Group. He was equally gifted and distinguished as both a Manager and an Engineer.

Jim was an avid traveler and professional photographer whose works were published in Fodor’s Worldwide Travel Guides. Following Hurricane Katrina, Jim used his talent and skill to restore damaged photographs salvaged by victims of that devastating storm.

An extremely kind, interesting and generous man, Jim is survived by his loving wife, Lisa, two brothers-in law, Ernest F. Shad (Susie) and Benjamin M. Shad (Kim) and a niece, Summer Lynn Shad. He enjoyed close friendships with cousins in Indiana and will be missed by many extended family members and numerous lifelong friends.

The Family would like to acknowledge Jim’s amazing medical team that included Dr. George Markus, Dr. Sam Bibawi, Dr. Mark Messinese, and Drs. Brian and Tea Stephens. Sincere love and thanks also go to Jim’s caregivers, Wanda Griffin, Denise Carter and Rene Wilson.

We will celebrate Jim’s life on Sunday, August 18, at Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens, 1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Visitation will be held at 3 PM , with Service following at 4 PM. A Reception will follow at Dwight’s Bistro, 1527 Penman Road in Jacksonville Beach. Attendees are encouraged to dress casually for these events, at Jim’s request.

For those who wish to do so, in lieu of flowers, Jim suggested taking someone you love out to dinner. .

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 18, 2019

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Bob Williams

August 14, 2019

Every now and then, if you're very lucky, great people and their circle of friends are put into your life and have a powerful, positive impact on it if you let them....

This was Jim and Lisa to me....

Jim, you'll be missed...and I promise to take my Lisa out to dinner as you asked...

Lisa, our thoughts are with you...

all our love,

Bob & Lisa Williams

Joseph Depp

August 14, 2019

Jim, I only knew you briefly, while at ADS, but my memories of you are all good. I am very sad to see you pass so young.

Mark & Deb Gober

August 13, 2019

Jim and Lisa have been just a huge part of our lives.

We miss you dearly Brother!

Love, Mark, Debbie & Cade

Ralph Lantz

August 13, 2019

Jim was a good friend while I lived in Dallas and he will be missed. He passed much to early.

Jim Pulskamp

August 13, 2019

The Gang! With our very very good friend and long time friend!

Kim Shad

August 13, 2019

No words except you will be greatly missed .... Sleep peacefully my dear dear brother-in-law. ❤️❤️ My favorite picture of you and Lisa ..... love you

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