John Mann

Published 9:07 am Tuesday, January 27, 2015

John Mann, 37, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
John was born in West Allis, Wis., and was a former resident of Pennsylvania; he had also lived at various military bases and had just returned to the Elizabethton area. He was the son of Stanley and Shirley King Mann, Ellery, Ill. John was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Virgil and Mary Ann Mann.
John graduated Milligan College and was a United States Army veteran, having served in Afghanistan. He was a former producer for the Pentagon Channel and was the first active duty soldier to receive an Emmy Award. He had worked as a broadcaster, journalist/editor. He was of the Christian faith and loved art and going to the movies.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Heather Schramm Mann, of the home; a daughter, Hanna Mann, and a son, Jonathan Mann, both of the home; two brothers, Jacob Mann and wife Melissa, Columbia, Tenn., and James Mann and wife Megan, Tijeras, N.M.; three nephews; one niece; and his maternal grandparents, Harold and Clara King, Elgin, Ill.
A service to honor the life of John Mann will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ray Amos Sr. officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. The graveside service will follow at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.), P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301; or by visiting their website, Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book or by fax (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Mann family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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