Thank God For Our Veterans –My Dad

Birth: Nov. 2, 1924 PensacolaEscambia CountyFlorida, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 2002 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA.
Grew up in Robertsdale & Mobile, Alabama.
Grandson of John Travis Wilson & Annie (Flowers) Wilson; and Edmond & Rosetta (Dillard) Mancill.    
Sgt Louis “Cliff” Clifford Mancill 
Birth: Nov. 2, 1924
Escambia County
Florida, USA Death: Dec. 20, 2002
Harris County
Texas, USA [Edit Dates] [Image]
Grew up in Robertsdale & Mobile, Alabama. Grandson of John Travis Wilson & Annie (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: Robert and Carl Mancill, in Alabama.
Moved to Houston, Texas in the 1950’s. Married to Mildred Marie Bartlett in 1955 in Houston, Texas.
Children: Michiael Wayne Mancill, in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Resided in Jacinto City, TX. Divorced in 1968.
Married to my Mother, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick on December 5, 1968 at Harmony Wedding Chapel, I45S 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. 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 his 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, Texas called him. Lou played music with Paul Buskirk, Paul’s daughter, Mary Ann Buskirk, 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 Dad, were blessed to be able to visit England and France. My Dad revisited some of the places that 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 reside in Alabama that survived him. His parents, brother Floyd, 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 2001.
“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. 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. 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. 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 to. I’ll just say that he was an christian, honest, faithful, hardworking, responsible, patriotic, and good man, who is dearly missed.

Family links:  Parents:
  Elliott Devocious Mancill (1889 – 1988)
  Cora Lee Wilson Mancill (1893 – 1971)

  Myrtle Edler Mancill (1917 – 1996)
  Mildred Marie Bartlett Mancill (1928 – 2000)*

Burial: Houston National Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21074276

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