Frank Harry Mann, Jr., age 80 of Glen St. Mary passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Cross Care Center of Jacksonville after an extended illness. Mr. Frank as a lifelong resident of Baker County and was born in Sanderson on March 18, 1941 to the late Frank and Callie (Bennett) Mann. One of twelve children, Frank grew up in Sanderson and attended Baker County High School. He would go on to work for many years as an iron worker, as well as for Metal Container. However, most people would best know Mr. Frank from his time managing the Glen Cash Store. Farming and gardening were one of Frank’s biggest passions and he had a knack for keeping beautiful flowers and plants. He loved to spend time with friends and family. His other passion was music. He was a talented musician and played multiple instruments such as the lead guitar, flat top guitar, mandolin, fiddle and the ducilmer. Frank loved to play bluegrass gospel music. He and his wife, Mrs. Vera, attended Christian Fellowship Temple for many years and attended Manntown Congregational Holiness Church in his later years. He never missed an opportunity to tell others about Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Charles Mann, Melvin Mann, Donald Mann, Jack Mann, Gerri Suggs, Mary Hodges, Blanche Pearce, and Kate Parrish.
He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty years: Mrs. Vera (Hodges) Mann of Glen St. Mary; sons: Frank (Martha) Mann III and Marshall (Amy) Mann all of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren: Michael Mann, Jennie Cahoon, Callie Mann, Byron Mann, and Casey Dawson; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters: Doris (Bob) Durham of Jacksonville, Ella Mae Edwards of Bunnell, and Judy (Dale) Pierce of Texas; as well as numerous extended family members.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday June 17, 2021 at Manntown Congregational Holiness Church with Pastor David Hodges, Rev. David Thomas, and Rev. Albert Starling officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the hour of service at the church. He will be laid to rest upon conclusion of the services at Manntown Cemetery.
Hawke M.T. Forbes and H.M. “Hank” Forbes Jr. of Forbes Funeral Home are honored to assist the Mann family with arrangements. “With Your Family In Mind.” (904) 259-4600. Please leave your condolences for the family in the online guestbook at www.forbesfuneralhome.net.
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