Roy Leslie Mangum
July 3, 1947 – April 8, 2021
Roy Leslie “Les” Mangum passed peacefully early morning on Thursday, April 8 holding his caregivers Ronda Bacon’s hand at age 73. Our beloved partner, father, brother, and friend will be dearly missed. Les always had a smile or encouraging word, was willing to help his family, friends or clients at a moment’s notice, loved to travel, and was an avid reader.
Les career included 30 years in auto sales at Bales Motor Company in Jeffersonville, IN, as well as a tour in the Navy.
Les is survived by his life partner of 30 years, Craig Spears; children Suzanne Fowler, Andrea Akins, and Pete Mangum; Sisters and brothers-in-law Earlene & Stan Thomas, and Robin & Stan Hardenson ; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and many close friends, including Carl Mittelsten and Dwight Morse. The family would especially like to thank Ronda Bacon, Debbie Kelly, Nikki Anderson, Theresa Shelton, Alexandria Rennirt and Caroline Feller for their exceptional care the last few years of his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Louisville, or Hosparus Health of Louisville.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be planned in Louisville in Saturday, May 22 from Noon to 5pm at Heady-Cralle Funeral home at 2428 Frankfort Avenue . There will be a Military funeral at the Fayetteville National Cemetery in Arkansas in May, and due to his love of the ocean, a celebration of life will be held at the Neptune Memorial Reef off the coast of Miami.
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arch L. Heady - Cralle Funeral Home