Harold Gene Mangum, 78, of Prineville passed away on Saturday August 17, 2019. There will be no public service at this time.
Harold was born on December 31, 1940 to Howard William and Violet Ann (Caughie) Mangum in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He spent his younger years in Kinzua, Oregon before moving to Prineville in the early 80's. He was a family man and worked at anything to ensure his family had a roof over their heads and food on the table. Harold worked in the lumber industry all this life throughout Central Oregon until around 2000. Then at sixty he went to college and became a computer expert.
The tribute below sums up Harold's life, it was written by Thomas Huestis, Harold's Stepson and longtime friend:
I thank the wisdom of a great man, to help me keep perspective...and understand what is important...gonna miss the ole man, Harold Mangum, your guidance and clarity are going to be sorely missed. I'm sad to say that I can't see the world with the optimism you had.
Harold is survived by his wife Vicki, Sons; Richard, Thomas and Kendal, grandchildren; Johnothon, Jacob, Anthony and Jordan, and his first great grandchild, James Thomas.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 3168 NE 3rd Street - Prineville, Oregon 97754 541-416-9733 www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com
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