Mr. Lewis Lawrence Mangum (’67)

In Loving Memory Lewis Lawrence Mangum, Jr. 1/4/1937 – 2/13/2020


Lewis Lawrence Mangum, Jr. died peacefully in his home on February 13, 2020 in Pearland, Texas at the age of 83. Lewis was an only child, born January 4, 1937 to Lewis Mangum, Sr. and Bernadine Crawley Mangum in Oxford, Mississippi and was raised in Kosciusko, Mississippi. He started his college career at Ole Miss and finished his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Houston. He married LaVerne Michalka in 1958 in Cameron, Texas. They raised 3 children in Sharpstown. Lewis enjoyed being a little league coach and was very active in all his children’s activities. He and LaVerne enjoyed 37 years of marriage until her death in 1995. Lewis worked 34 years for the Houston Oilers and also for owner K.S. Bud Adams, Jr.’s ADA Oil Company finishing with the title of Director of Business Operations. From 1961-65, Lewis was an Accounting Supervisor for ADA before moving over to the Oilers in 1966. He served as Business Manager for the Oilers until he left in 1983. From 1983-85, Lewis was the Director of Operations for the Houston Gamblers of the USFL. Lewis returned to the Oilers in 1989. When the Oilers moved to Tennessee in 1997, he continued working from his home in Pearland for the team rather than moving to Nashville. During the hectic 1997 season, he coordinated and attended “road trips” for all 16 games that season. Lewis retired in 1998 to spend time with his grandchildren, golfing, and playing dominoes with his friends. In 2006, Lewis married Norma Jean Homuth and enjoyed 7 wonderful years until her death in 2012. They enjoyed traveling and were very active members in their church at First United Methodist Church in Pearland, Texas. For the last 7 years, Lewis enjoyed a loving relationship with his best friend, Linda Yeager of Pearland, Texas. Lewis was preceded in death by LaVerne Mangum, Norma Jean Homuth Mangum, and Grigory Raymond Broome. He is survived by his twin daughters Lucy Mangum Dio and Laura Mangum Broome and husband Kelly of San Antonio, Texas and his son Lewis (Larry) Mangum, III and wife Vicki of Friendswood, Texas. Lewis will be truly missed by his grandchildren: Evelyn and Austin Dio, Zachary and Jared Mangum, and Justin Broome. The celebration of life service will be at the First United Methodist Church Pearland, 2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. A reception will follow at the church.

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