Philip Paul Mankin

January 11, 1943November 20, 2018

Philip Mankin, age 75, of Lavergne, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Mr. Mankin was the son of the late Willie and Carolyn Cooper Mankin. He was preceded in death on November 9th of this year, by his wife, Martha Caffy Mankin and also preceded by a son, Philip Paul (Phlip) Mankin, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Mankin and husband Richard Andrews; sisters, Patsy Lane and husband Ron and Pam Travis and husband Johnny; grandchildren, Ryan Mankin and wife, Taylor and Terra Andrews; and great grandchildren, Henley and Houston Mankin. Mr. Mankin was formerly a truck driver with Roadway Express, but he loved farming his land. He also had a passion for showing Spotted Saddle Horses and he was a member of the National Spotted Saddle Horse Association. To leave thoughts or memories, visit Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro. Friends are cordially invited to visitation Monday, November 26, 2018 from Four O’clock to Eight O’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, 615-893-2742.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Monday, November 26, 2018

Philip Paul Mankin

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sharon and bobby crowell

November 23, 2018

i was always inspired at his work ethic. He farmed/ranched and gardened that land every day i can remember, except of course when he would smilingly reminded me as i scurried to get to the barn trying not to get wet .. that a chicken has a brain this size (part of a finger) but still had the sense to stay out of the rain. Otherwise, he was farming or working on machinery. And it wasn't really like work.. he took time to meet with friends over various projects and chores, and had his little man cave there in his barn, and folks would gather round to sit in a semi circle in lawn chairs and shoot the bull with him. He would have boxes of tomatoes, corn or turnip greens from his garden to hand out. I first met him working at Advantage Cabinet shop, where he used to buy large bags of sawdust for the animals, and i was impressed to see how he handled those horses, as old as he was.. he got up there and was the boss! What a treat to live close to a real farm and be friends with a real farmer this day and age. Easy going fellow..salt of the earth. God Speed Phil.

Also, here is a song i wrote and put on youtube, and used one of his mares and colts in his barnyard, as my subject matter.