John Christopher Mann

December 15, 1947 - September 18, 2023

12/15/1947 - 09/18/2023

AHOSKIE, NC – John Christopher Mann, age 75, of Ahoskie-Cofield Road, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2023 at his home.

John was born on December 15, 1947 to Mark R. Mann and Virginia Dale Stoneking Mann in Toledo, Ohio. John devoted his life to serving his country proudly in the United States Air Force. Upon retiring he kept himself busy with numerous different jobs. His favorite pastime was spending time fishing. John was loved by his family and friends and will be missed by all that knew him.

Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by brothers, Bill and Jerry Osburn.

John is survived by his loving wife, Demetria, a son, William “Bill” Mann and wife Shannon; daughter, Angela Mann, grandchildren, Caden and Avery Mann, and Megan Griffin; sisters, Betty Osburn, and Martha Scott; and a brother, James Mann.

In honoring John’s wishes, the family will not have a service at this time.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Mann family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Dr. Amy Pitzer
4 months ago

We will miss you! Dr. Pitzer

Rhonda Brown
6 months ago

You were a good man Uncle John. For ancestry records, the last name is spelled Osburn. His sister Betty Jo is still alive. John’s mom, Virginia had the last name Osburn as well. His step father William Osburn loved him too. Prayers of peace and love to Angie and Billy ❤️

Angel Pennington Cahoon
6 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. John was a good man.