ROY ANTHONY “TONY” MANGUM passed away on May 29th after an extended illness.
Tony was born October 18, 1951 in Charleston, South Carolina to Edwin W. Mangum, Jr. and Ruby G. Mangum. He spent his last years with his daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren in New Jersey, but his heart was at Lake Moultrie in Bonneau, SC, where he lived for almost 20 years. Tony was a passionate outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt as well as being a gun enthusiast. He loved family get-togethers, was a huge SC Gamecock fan, and loved sports of all kinds, especially baseball, football and golf. He played sports growing up with his long-time friends in the Dorchester Terrace and Waylyn neighborhoods. As an adult, he never missed a televised Dixie Youth World Series. Tony had the most fun with football and baseball pools, scratch lottery tickets, and bus trips to Atlantic City! His simple pleasures were watching game shows, and classics like the Andy Griffith Show, Gunsmoke, Bonanza and the Rifleman. Tony also collected coins and baseball cards, but his main heartbeat was his old Chevy truck! Tony always had pets and they loved him as much as he loved them.
Survivors include his daughter, Tonya M. Stankowski (Buddy), grandson Evan Stankowski, and granddaughters, Savana and Mya Stankowski, all of Manahawkin, NJ. Four brothers, Edwin W. Mangum, Jr. of Broad Run, Va., Russell T. Mangum (Carole) of Daniel Island, SC, Barry L. Mangum of Greer, SC, Danny S. Mangum (Sandy) of Adams Run, SC. Two sisters, Beth M. Griffeth of Lexington, SC, and Janet Cooper-Tanner (Sam) of Moncks Corner, SC. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Tony was pre-deceased by his parents, Ed and Ruby Mangum. A grateful heart goes out to Faye Evans Puig.
"In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hampton Wildlife Fund, PO Box 2641, Columbia SC, 29202 or online at HamptonWildlifeFund.org. All donations will go to the SC Dept. of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Take One Make One (TOMO) Youth Mentoring Program."
Family and friends will be gathering for a celebration of Tony’s life and cookout on Saturday July 14, 1pm-4:30pm at the Rifle Club of Charleston 2221 Heriot St. Charleston, SC.
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