Richard “Dick” Alan Mankins, 72, of Morgantown, passed away at his home with his family by his side on April 18, 2018. Dick was born in Tunnelton on Jan. 26, 1946, to the late Claude Lee Mankins Sr. and Maxine Virginia Ennis Mankins.
Dick served his country in the United State Marine Corps. Following his service to his country, he was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for 20 years and later worked for Pruntytown Correctional Facility for 10 years. He served as the fire chief for the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department for several years.
Dick is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Jean Wilson Mankins; daughter, Belinda Jean Mankins Beers and her husband, Richard, of Westover; and his sister, Mary Ellen Mankins, of Baltimore.
In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ann Mankins; and brothers, James William Mankins, Claude Lee Mankins Jr. and Robert Ray Mankins.
Friends are invited to gather at McCulla Funeral Home from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 and again on Friday, April 20, from 10 – 11 a.m. with services to follow. Interment will immediately follow at West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown with full military honors conferred by the Taylor County Color Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps Funeral Military Honors.