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Sgt Louis Clifford "Lou/Cliff" Mancill
Birth: Nov. 2, 1924
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 2002
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Grew up in Robertsdale & Mobile, Alabama. Grandson of John Travis Wilson & Annie Missouri (Flowers) Wilson; and Edmond & Rosetta (Dillard) Mancill of Alabama.

One of eight (8) living children. Son of Elliott Devocious Mancill & Cora Lee (Wilson) Mancill of Alabama.

Served as a Pvt. in World War II, in France in the U.S. Army, and was promoted to Sgt. when he served in U.S. Army in Korea. Served as a infantryman and cook in the Army near the front lines in France. He risked his life to feed our troups.

Married to Myrtle Marie Elder in 1948 in Mobile, Alabama.
Children: Carl Louis and Robert Lawrence Mancill, in Mobile, Alabama.
Moved to Houston, Harris, Texas in the 1950's.
Married to Mildred Marie Bartlett in 1955 in Houston, Harris, Texas. Divorced in 1968.
Children: Michiael Wayne Mancill, in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Resided in Jacinto City, TX.

Married to my Mother, Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick on December 5, 1968 at Harmony Wedding Chapel, I-45 S. in Houston, Texas. Jean survived Louis.

No children by "birth", but six children by way of "heart". He always called me his Daughter, and I felt loved by him. He never had any girls. I babysat for his son, Michiael, in 1967, on Cheston Dr., Jacinto City, Texas. I was only 12 years of age. Mike and me are brother & sister in God's eyes anyway. Mike and Lou Dad loved to play the guitar together. Lou never favored any of the children over the others. He loved all "God's children" equally.

"Alabama Lou" is what his friends at Shakey's Pizza Parlor, in Pasadena, Harris, Texas called him. Lou played music with Paul Buskirk, Paul's daughter, and Johnny Day in 1970's.
Anyone who ever met him knew that he loved his family and was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and Korea. Louis played the guitar and sang for his buddies.
In 1980, me, my Mother and Lou, were blessed to be able to visit England, France, Holland, Luxembourg, and Belgium. My Dad revisited some of the places where he was stationed at in France. He never was able to talk about the horror of it all, because he said that it hurt too much.

He was a faithful, lifelong Church of Christ member. He had a brother, Glenn & Marie (Black) Mancill, who survived him, they live in Friendswood, Texas. Since, Louis and Glenn both resided in Houston, Texas and worked at the Southern Pacific Railroad together; they were able to spend a lot of time fishing and hunting together. They even bought homes two houses down from each other on Cheston Drive in Jacinto City, Texas. "Lou" even had a Harley Davidson motorcycle in 1947.

Louis also had two brothers, John Elliott and Gerald Mancill, who resided in Alabama that survived him.

His parents, brother Floyd Edmond, and a sister, Emma Laura (Mancill) Matuk, preceded him in death. Emma resided in California, and had two adopted children. I never knew their names.

"Cliff" is what they called him at work. He worked for the Lee Thompson, Co. for many years. He did air conditioning and heating repair. But...my Dad could fix anything! He loved working with his hands.

We still have a beautiful home in Houston, Texas, that his two hands helped us to rebuild after it flooded in July 2001, we had 3-1/2 feet of water from Tropical Storm Allison devastate our home.

"Lou" as we called him, and my Mother, Jean Marie Linderman)Frederick Mancill, built us a home up on the lake at Sam Houston Lake Estates near Cleveland, Texas in 1969. Jean's cousin, Roy Leonard Nelson Jr, helped to build the house, and of course, we children helped a lot too.

In our day, children were not allowed to be lazy, and were taught to help out each other. We did not have to be paid to help out. It still stands today.

He told me that he wired his parents home in Robertsdale, Alabama, so that they could have their first home with electricity back in the 1940's. He told me that he asked the hardware man how to hook up electricity for his parents, and he told him how to do it and went home and hooked it up. He told me that his mother cried when she saw that he had given her electricity.

I could go on and on about all the things this man did while on this earth, but there isn't enough time. I'll just say that he was an Christian, honest, faithful, hardworking, responsible, patriotic, and good man, who is dearly missed. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elliott Devocious Mancill (1889 - 1988)
  Cora Lee Wilson Mancill (1893 - 1971)
 
 Spouses:
  Myrtle Marie Edler Mancill (1917 - 1996)
  Jean Marie Linderman Mancill (1927 - 2012)
  Mildred Marie Bartley Thomas (1928 - 2000)*
 
 Children:
  Carl Louis Mancill (1949 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Son Mancill (1915 - 1915)*
  John Elliott Mancill (1917 - 2010)*
  Annie Lee Mancill Horan (1918 - 1987)*
  Floyd Edmond Mancill (1921 - 2003)*
  Emma Laura Mancill Matuk (1922 - 1988)*
  Louis Clifford Mancill (1924 - 2002)
  Willie Hubert Mancill (1928 - 2016)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 22, 2007
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Happy Easter, Lou. We miss you. I know that you are with your family in heaven.
- TEXAS TUDORS
 Added: Mar. 27, 2016
Miss you Lou. Thank you for being there for me. You were like a father to me. You are a Hero.
- TEXAS TUDORS
 Added: Nov. 9, 2015

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 Added: Jun. 21, 2015
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