Col. James Mannix Sr., USAF Ret.

Col. James Mannix Sr., USAF Ret.
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Retired USAF Colonel James P. Mannix Sr., 71, of O’Fallon, IL, died Wednesday, February 24, 2016.  Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Clare Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL.  Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Burial at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Col. James Mannix Sr., USAF Ret.

My prayers are with the Mannix family. Jim was a true friend , and devoted to his family. He is one of the great guys this world will know. Peace Jim.

Jay Patrick, O’Fallon, IL, 62269

Jim lived a life of faith, family, duty, and honor. I am proud to call him my friend and I will miss him deeply.
Fair winds and following seas, Jim.

Phil Brown, Edwardsville, IL, 62025

Could not ask for a nicer person. He was my boss for many years but was also a friend. He fought the fight with honor. He will be dearly missed by me and my husband.

Connie Schmidt, Wood River, IL, 62095

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Jim was a colleague who was always such a pleasure to talk to and a great role model for me at SIUE.

Rich Hampton, Edwardsville, IL , 62025

Jim was one of the nicest and most caring person we have met. His commitment to the Boy Scouts was amazing and helped our son get his Eagle Batch. We feel blessed to know him and his family. Fare well dear friend. Percy and Judy Menzies

Percy Menzies, O’Fallon, IL, 62269

Jim had a soft, friendly smile. Always said hello, with a smile. Sympathies to the family.

Donna Lesicko, New Douglas, IL, 62074

Jim was a great co-worker and all-around person. I will miss his smile, stories, and our sports updates.

Monica Brooks, Godfrey, IL, 62035

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim was on of my favorite supervisors. He told the best stories and taught me so much. He gave us great advice when my son enlisted in the Army. We will always remember him fondly for being a great friend.

Tina Federer, Highland, IL, 62249

It was a pleasure to work with a great man like Jim Mannix. He had a heart of gold. Shared many stories with him because he was SO proud of his family. May his soul rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon him.

Diane McKaig, Edwardsville, Illinois, 62025

So sorry to find out about Jim. He was always such a truly nice person to work with. He’s been missed since he retired, but sad to hear he’s gone.

Patti Koertge, Edwardsville, IL, 62025

Most of the best parts of me as an administrator, a colleague, and as a friend to others are modeled after the things I learned from working next to Jim for 15 years. I count knowing him as one of the greatest blessings I’ll ever enjoy and I will carry the thought of him with me all my days. He was a man of steel – with a heart of pure gold.

Mark Bacus, Alton, IL, 62024

Jim was one of the nicest people I’ve known here at SIUE. I will remember him fondly. May God’s peace be with him and his family during this time.

Linda Jaworski-Moiles, Edwardsville, IL, 62025

Jim was one of the nicest people I’ve known here at SIUE. I will remember him fondly. May God’s peace be with him and his family during this time.

Linda Jaworski-Moiles, Edwardsville, IL, 62025

Jane, Jimmy, I am so sorry for your loss. Our community lost a good man. I am so glad I got to know you all in Troop 94. We’re all better for having known Jim. My most heartfelt condolences. Jon Jonas

Jon Jonas, Belleville, IL, 62221

Jim was a great colleague and a good man. My thoughts are with his family and colleagues.

Dwight Smith, Randolph, NJ, 07869

So sorry to hear that Jim died. Prayers & hugs to all the family.

Ralph & Carolyn Wottowa, O’Fallon, Ill, 62269


2 Comments on Col. James Mannix Sr., USAF Ret.

Joel Hendelman said : Guest Report Aug 30, 2023 at 5:17 PM

I know Jim Mannix as an Assistant Chief of the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department, in Fairfax City Virginia way back in the late 1970's. Jim was in the USAF as was my father and we became good friends as it related to the fire department. He was a great mentor, respectable and dependable. I am only sorry that I lost contact with him over the years as I eventually went to work for the City of Fairfax Fire Department when it was formed 1978 as their first professional firefighter! R.I.P. Chief Mannix. You are missed, but never forgotten. Joel Hendelman, City of Fairfax Fire Department Battalion Chief (Ret)/Deputy Fire Chief -FXVFD(Ret) 1976 - 2010.

  • Amelia Court House
  • Virginia
Carl Neblock said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 3:43 PM

I am truly sorry for your loss and there was no better gentleman.

  • Troy
  • Missouri

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