Vietnam Vet, KSU Instructor Dies at 69

There will be a memorial service and a celebration of his life at the First Baptist Church of Douglasville Sunday at 2 p.m.

By Ruth Mandt

Charles Lewis Mandt of Lithia Springs
8/30/1942 -2/17/2012

Chuck was the son of the late Virginia Nearman and Charles Mandt of Charleston WV. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol “Ruth” Branscome Mandt, four children and six grandchildren.

Charles “Charlie” L Mandt II and Tasha of Lithia Springs

  • Brielle Lynn Mandt
  • Charles “Chase” L. Mandt III

Julia “Julie” Lorraine Mandt

  • Danielle “Paige” McGuirt

Marc Edward Mandt

  • Jacob Charles Mandt
  • Marc Edward Mandt Jr.

Linda “Lynn” Kay Mandt

  • William Preston Lovell

Brother, Robert “Bob” Ernest Mandt of Cross Lanes, WV

Chuck is a member of the First Baptist Church of Douglasville, where he enjoyed playing the piano for more than 20 years. He was blessed with the gift of music and honored by Steinway Pianos as “A Steinway Artist.”

He was a member of Atlanta Musician’s Union local 148-462 and a well-known  jazz and gospel performer. He was also an instructor, author and recording artist.

He was an Army officer and Vietnam veteran.

He taught mathematics in public school in West Virginia, Delaware, Georgia, Chattahoochee Tech and Kennesaw State University.

He worked at IBM for 17 years in computer sales and as a marketing manager.

He served as president and later Chairman of the Board of Friends of .

Chuck was a life member of VFW and life member of DAV, member of Douglasville American Legion and a member of Battle Hill Masonic Lodge #523.

Charles Lewis Mandt, known as “Chuck,” loved music and people. His heart and door were always open with a word of encouragement and inspiration for all.

After battling cancer, Chuck made a video to help others going through that battle. He fought cancer three times praising the Lord in all things.

He has inspired many to greatness and brought hope and happiness to numerous others. The Lord was his companion and he saw the road was getting rough and the hills hard to climb, so he called his faithful servant home. Chuck is happy there but he didn’t go alone…part of us went with him when the Lord called him home.

Chuck was a child of God and he is now with his Father.

There will be a memorial service and a celebration of his life at the Sunday at 2 p.m., with refreshments after.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to:

First Baptist Church of Douglasville
5900 Prestley Milll Road
Douglasville, GA 30135


Ruth Mandt (for help with expenses)
6333 N. Sweetwater Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122


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