ALEXANDRIA -- Services will be June 22 for the Rev. Gerald A. Mangun, former pastor of First United Pentecostal Church. He died June 17 at age 91.
Mangun was elected pastor of the 38-adult member Alexandria church in 1950. Today, its sanctuary seats more than 3,000 and the church campus includes a Family Life Center and an auditorium and education building.
From 1951-2007, he served as the Presbyter over United Pentecostal Churches in the Louisiana District’s Section 7, comprised of approximately 35 churches in the Central Louisiana parishes. As Presbyter, he served as a member of the District Board of the Louisiana District United Pentecostal Church. He became the longest tenured District Board member in any District in United Pentecostal Church history. Following his retirement, he was named as an Honorary Member of that Board.
Mangun also served the United Pentecostal Church International as a member of the Foreign Missions Board from 1982 until the present. In 1986-87, he served a single term as an Executive Presbyter of the UPCI General Board.
He was a chaplain for State Police Troop E, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Civil Air Patrol.
He was a long-time member of the Rapides Airport Authority and the Alexandria Port Authority and was a member of the St. Francis Cabrini Advisory Board.
Mangun held the Louisiana National Guard’s Civilian Service Medal and was a member of UPCI’s prestigious Order of the Faith.
Survivors include his wife Vesta and son Anthony.
Hixson Brothers is in charge of arrangements
Former public works director
BATON ROUGE -- Services will be June 20 for William W. Addison, retired director of public works for the City of Baton Rouge. He died June 10 at age 86.
He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Louisiana Engineering Society. He was on the Pontchartrain Levee Board at the time of his death.
Survivors include five sons and two daughters.
Arrangements are by Ascension, Gonzales.
Retirement systems counsel
MONROE -- Services will be Saturday for William Toadvin, former assistant La. attorney general and attorney for multiple state retirement systems. He died June 16 at age 56.
He was a former president of the Louisiana Association of Public Employees Retirement Systems and executive director and chief counsel for the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System.
Survivors include his parents and a daughter.
Mulhearn is in charge of arrangements.