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Tom Mangum, wood sourcing specialist, dies at 54

NEWPORT, N.C. — Industry veteran Tom Mangum died unexpectedly Monday, June 25, while on business in Indonesia. He was 54.

 Tom Mangum, Lexington Home Industries, Drexel Heritage, HenredonTom Mangum

Mangum specialized in the wood manufacturing and sourcing side of the furniture business, having held plant manager and executive positions at Lexington Furniture Industries, Drexel Heritage and Henredon. He began his career in the sample department at Dixie Furniture in Lexington, N.C.

Most recently, Mangum owned and operated his consulting firm Lexcentia, through which he worked with domestic and international furniture companies.

Survivors include his wife Patricia and daughter Amanda.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, P.O. Box 556, Harkers Island, NC 28531.

A floating visitation will be held Saturday, June 30, at the family's home, 331 Bay Run, Newport, NC, 28570. A formal service will not take place. Condolences can be mailed to Patricia Mangum at the same address.

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