William “Willie” Mann III, 56, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Willie was born November 14, 1963 to William Henry Mann Jr., and Nancy Delene Thompson Mann and lived here all of his life. He was a 1981 graduate of Glennville High School and was an Eagle Scout and Troop Leader with the Boy Scouts of America Troop #929. Willie was a Desert Storm Veteran serving in the Georgia Army National Guard for 15 years and worked at MATES on Ft. Stewart. He was an EMT and Paramedic for 36 years with Tattnall County and numerous surrounding counties. He was a retired firefighter with the Glennville Volunteer Fire Department after 25 years of service and was serving as Tattnall County Deputy Coroner for the last 22 years. Willie was a faithful member of Connection Point Church in Reidsville where he served as CFO, board member, ministry leader and lay pastor. He had also obtained his local church ministers license and was eager to learn and share the word of God. Willie was a dedicated and quiet public servant with a heart for helping others. He was a talented handyman and carpenter that loved woodworking. Willie enjoyed the outdoors, to fish, to hunt, to garden with his mom, to tinker on his tractor and to spend time at the pawn shop. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather that loved to spend time with his family. He is preceded in death by, his father, William H. Mann, Jr.
Willie is survived by:
Wife, Rachael Mann of Glennville, Georgia
Children, William Mann IV of Glennville, Georgia
Brittney Powell of Douglas, Georgia
Chelsey Powell of Reidsville, Georgia
Brandon Powell of Statesboro, Georgia
Mother, Nancy Delene Mann of Glennville, Georgia
Sister, Michelle Mann Hullender (Rex) of Glennville, Georgia
Paternal Grandmother, Annie Walker Mann of Mullin, South Carolina
Several Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
A walk through visitation will begin at 11:00 am, Friday, September 11, 2020 at Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, September 11, 2020 at the chapel of Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Glennville City Cemetery with Military Honors.
Pallbearers: Jerry Bamberg, Peyton Kirby, Blake Quick, David Taylor, Jimmy Ford, Kenny Murphy
Honorary Pallbearers will be employees of Tattnall County EMS and members of the Tattnall and Glennville Volunteer Fire Departments.
Remembrances may be made to: Connection Point Church, P.O. Box 1247, Reidsville, GA 30453 or Wounded Warriors P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire P.O. Box 1922, Savannah, GA 31402
Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines of six feet will be enforced. Masks are not required but recommended.
Care and Services are entrusted to Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home, Glennville, Georgia.