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Oscar Mangis

Oscar Mangis, 84, a lifelong resident of Knox City, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. A private graveside service was held for family on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Services were under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes.

Oscar was born April 22, 1936 in Knox City, to Mary Lanona (Cooper) and Oscar Mangis, Sr. He married Aletta Lavoris (Large) on Dec. 24, 1955 in Knox City and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Knox City. Oscar loved reading his Bible, and he also enjoyed doing yard work

He is survived by his wife Leta L. Mangis of Knox City; daughter Sherry L. Jackson and husband Sammy of Bridgeport; son Tommy O. Mangis of Knox City; grandson Wesley A. Jackson and wife Jamie of Ft. Worth; granddaughters Sherrill A. Hong and husband Kenny of Bridgeport, Shannon M. Brown and husband Chad of Snyder; great grandchildren Wyatt, Kenzie, K.J., Aedyn, Tye, Maeci and Madi; nephew Jimmy Rushing and wife Victoria of Houston and their children Alexandra, Madison and James.

He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Mary Mangis, Sr., sister Marie Rushing and niece Judy Clifton.

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  1. Don Finstad on January 28, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    May God be with each and everyone of you during this time remembrance and reflection.
    I remember Oscar as one of my Bible class teachers at Knox City church of Christ during 1959 and 1960.
    I remember him as a dedicated Christian individual. God bless you all.

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