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Bobbie Gene Mann “HEY GUY”

Birth Date: September 27, 1941
Death Date: January 7, 2019

Bobbie Gene Mann “HEY GUY”, 77, of Decatur, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at his residence.

Bobbie was born September 27, 1941 in Decatur, the son of Emmett and Margie Suttles Mann.  He married Clara Mann on September 29, 1972.  She preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer (Shannon) Fisher of Decatur; a son, Scott Mann of Springfield; a step-son, Scott (Michelle) Muth of Decatur; numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; special friends:  Kenneth Cribbs, Duane Jackson, B.J., and Tammy Butler; and a very special nephew, Stephen Mann.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and nine siblings.

Bobbie was the longest serving political captain in the area.  He served on the Democratic Committee, Partners in Education, Lincoln Board of Trustees; and member of Laborers’ Local 159 for 48 years in which he was president for four years.  He enjoyed playing basketball with friends.  He  was an avid St. Louis Cardinals  and Illinois Fighting Illini men’s basketball fan.  In 1965, he sold the first Ford Mustang in Decatur.

Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Moran and Goebel Funeral Home in Decatur.  Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday.  The family request everyone to wear casual attire.  Burial will follow the service at Graceland Cemetery in Decatur.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

January 15, 2019
9:00 am
- 12:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2801 N. Monroe Decatur, IL 62526
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Funeral Service
January 15, 2019
12:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2801 N. Monroe Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. My condolences

    Written by: Jaymi Barringer

    Sending my condolences to the family. He was married to one of the greatest women I knew. (Clara – my moms best friend). He gave the best hugs! As a five year old I was very skeptical of this guy who kissed Clara. I remember giving him the side eye. He eventually won me over by loving her and treating her like his Queen. I loved his passion for volunteering and serving our community. I will always remember him.

  2. My brother will really miss him

    Written by: Lee Martin

    My brother Kenny Cribbs does not know how to do this so I am saying this for him. He thought very highly of Bobby . They were neighbors for over 50 years and when Ken got were he could not drive Bobby would take him places. They would check on each other and just be friends. I don’t live in Decatur anymore so I was talking to Kennys daughter the other day and she told me Bobby had passed and that when she told her dad he said what am I going to do now (meaning he will really miss Bobby . He will really be missed.

  3. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Mann. The loss of a love one is hard to endure, that’s because the bible calls death an “enemy.” (1Corinthians 15:26) It also promise that this “enemy will be brought to nothing.” The Holy Bible also promise that those who are sleeping in death will be resurrected to life here on a paradise earth. (John 5:28,29)

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