Paul Gregory Mann

paul mann

November 14, 1951 ~ March 26, 2023

Born in: Taylorville, Illinois
Resided in: Langley, Oklahoma

Paul Gregory Mann, 72, of Langley, OK, formerly of Taylorville, passed from this life at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at his home after a brave battle with cancer.

Paul was born November 14, 1951, in Taylorville the son of JoAnn Tonks (husband, William) Stone and Harold Mann, Sr. He graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1969, and enlisted in the United States Army.  He proudly served our country from 1969-1973 and was a Vietnam Veteran. Paul married Debra Cohoon in 1974, and they later divorced.  He then married Donna Morris on August 24, 1983, and they enjoyed nearly 40 years of marriage.

Paul spent most of his life in Central Illinois, retiring from Guardian West in Rantoul and then relocating to Langley, OK in 2017.  He was a Harley Davidson guy, owning several throughout his life.  Paul made several cross-country trips with Donna. Paul loved Oklahoma, and enjoyed his last years of his life boating, fishing, and camping with family and friends.  He also loved his dogs.  They were always by Paul’s side.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Mann, Sr.; stepfather, William Stone; and siblings, Cheryl Mann Kneeland and Harold Mann, Jr.

Paul is survived by his wife, Donna Mann of Langley, OK; mother, JoAnn Stone of Taylorville; children, Shane (wife, Jamie) Mann of Virginia Beach, VA, Carmen Mann of Chatham, and Virginia Coontz, Austin Mann, Alliyah Mann, and Alyssa Mann, all of OK; 5 grandchildren, Madisyn, Caleb, and Cason Mann, Alexia Jones, and Jaeda Mercer; siblings, Linda Mann (husband, Ted) Fleming of Taylorville, Beverly Dameta of OK, Donna Mann Parson of OK, and Marla Mann Gooding of OK; and several nieces and nephews.

Paul’s ashes will be escorted from Oklahoma to his final resting place by three of his friends, as they ride their Harleys in honor of Paul.

Graveside ceremonies with full military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor Don Beetem officiating.  Family and friends are invited to attend a dinner at the Evangelical Free Church in Taylorville immediately following the graveside ceremonies, to continue celebrating Paul’s life.

Memorial contributions may be made to: V.F.W. Post #4495, N. West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568, or Christian County Animal Control, 300 S. Baughman Rd, Taylorville, IL 62568.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.

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Graveside Ceremony: April 15, 2023 1:00 pm

Oak Hill Cemetery
820 S. Cherokee St.
Taylorville, IL 62568

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Paul Gregory Mann 's name.

Christian County Animal Control

300 S. Baughman Rd
Taylorville, IL

V.F.W. Post #4495

515 N. West Avenue
Taylorville, IL

Memories Timeline


  1. Light a CandleYou will be so missed my friend. Paul was a wonderful man and friend and always made me laugh with his quick wit. I will miss him dearly. Rest in peace my friend till we meet again.

  2. Light a CandleWe are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Gregory Mann, a long-time Tool & Die Team Leader at Guardian West. Paul Dedicated 15 years of his life to the company, from January 18th, 1999 to September 15th 2014.
    He touched the lives of many of his colleagues during his time here, and will be fondly remember by all who knew him.
    We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, loved ones and all who had the privilege of working closely with him.

  3. Light a CandlePaul you will be missed, we love you and Thank you for The love you showed to all. Any one that had the chance to meet you , they are definitely a better person for that. Thanks for being the Love of my Sister’s life, your Donna Mann. Love From your sister in law The crazy one you called me .

  4. Light a CandleFly high Uncle Paul
    Your job on earth was finished and our heavenly father called you home
    You will be forever missed and all of our future generations will know you and there for you will be forever alive in our hearts
    You have left a footprint for us all and our precious memories to keep us feeling you right beside us
    until we meet again!!
    Love and miss you Uncle Paul

  5. Light a CandleMay all the loving memories of with his family and friends keep his spark alive, as he will continue to live his days through us, and may he be with us always, living once more in our hearts.

  6. Light a CandleJust wanted to say Thanks for giving me the opportunity to know you, after all we do have some stuff in common, we both Married a Crazy Morris woman. I really enjoyed our conversations in the back yard. Your Brother in law Don

  7. Light a CandleWe Will always miss you Uncle Paul i have so many memories from when i spent summers as a kid with you and Aunt Donna to you taking me on my first and only Harley ride. You were an awesome Uncle to have, you knew when to make us laugh and also teach us life lessons. You will forever be missed and loved.

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