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Brian Douglas Mann

January 21, 1954 — August 19, 2023

Bend, OR


Brian Douglas Mann, a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and friend, peacefully passed away on August 19th, 2023, at the age of 69 in Bend, Oregon. He leaves behind a legacy of love, wisdom, and cherished memories that will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew him.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama on January 21st, 1954, Brian was a proud Alabamian who graduated with a bachelor's in Geology from the University of Alabama. Brian later made Arlington, Texas his home for a significant portion of his life. After receiving a diagnosis of dementia, Brian received care in Bend, Oregon to be closer to his eldest son and grandson.

Brian had a passion for geology, travel, The Crimson Tide, and providing comedic relief to those around him. His accomplishments were seen through his work with the University of Alabama Geological Sciences Advisory Board, his involvement with the Special Olympics and Suicide Hotline as a young adult, and long time employment at The Olympus Corporation using his geology experience to supply colleges and medical facilities within the southeast with microscopes for their science programs and research. Brian was also an entrepreneur starting his very own business and website, Souvenir Hunter, to connect those around the globe to goods not easily accessible at that time.  Brian worked hard to support his family. These endeavors showcased his commitment to making a positive impact on those around him.

Brian was strong-willed, had an enormous heart, and a wonderful sense of humor. From making one-liners at the checkout line to poking fun at himself at any family gathering, Brian had a talent for making those around him full-belly laugh. Despite the miles that separated him from his Alabama roots, Brian's Southern hospitality and charm remained a core part of his character. He had an innate ability to make friends wherever he went, and his circle of acquaintances stretched far and wide.

Brian will be remembered for the love he shared with his family and the friendships he nurtured. His memory will live on in the stories told, the jokes made, the lessons learned, and the memories cherished by his loved ones.

Brian is preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth Jane Mann, father William Hugh Mann, Jr., brother Gregory Mann, and beloved wife and mother of his two sons, Sharon Lynn Mann.

Brian lives on through his three children and grandson, daughter Jacqueline Mann-Luby, son Nicholas Mann, eldest son Brandon Mann, and grandson Bodhi Mann. Brian was the eldest of five and is survived by his siblings Mary and Jim McAlpin, Paul and Susi Mann, and Cary and Karla Mann, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His love and guidance were instrumental in shaping their lives, and he took immense pride in their accomplishments.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Mt. Bachelor Memory Care staff, Partners in Care hospice staff, and Brian’s late best friend, Paul Williams. All parties were crucial in Brian receiving the best care in his later years.

A celebration of Brian's life will be held on October 27th, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale, Texas so he can be laid to rest next to his dearly departed wife, Sharon Lynn Mann. Friends and family from all over are invited to gather and pay their respects to a remarkable man who touched so many lives.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to purchase a companion headstone ( so that Brian's mark on the world is never forgotten.

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Friday, October 27, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Emerald Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060

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