David Dean Mankins

April 16, 1949 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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David Mankins Obituary

David Dean Mankins, 74, of Morganton, NC, formerly of Grover Beach, California, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on April 16, 1949 to the late Harold Dean Mankins and Doris Mathews Mankins.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marlene Mintz Mankins; 2 children, William “Bill” Duggins (wife Rusti) and Jolene Duggins-Wyatt (husband Adrian).  Grandchildren: Charles, Ashley (Husband Lee), Nick, Brian, Jesseka, Rebecca and great granddaughters: Aila and Thea.  He is also survived by his sisters (twin) Diana Farage, and Joanie Wineman (Husband Chris), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A dedicated conservationist and advocate for second amendment rights- he was a lifetime member of the Arroyo Grande Sportsman Club and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and a current member of the Morganton Elks Lodge, having transferred from a Central Coast lodge.

 An avid hunter - he took part in many big game hunts throughout the years; traveling to several states in the US and Africa.  He shared his love of hunting and fishing with his son and grandchildren. 

After retiring, Dave could be found on any of the California Central Coast Golf courses 2 or 3 times per week and then again when he joined the Silver Creek Golf Club after his move to Morganton. David attended Summit Church.

Dave loved to grill for functions for the several service clubs he belonged to, and bbq’d for weddings of family and friends. He was a master craftsman and did various projects at home and around Central Coast Community for anyone that needed help on projects.  Dave worked in and managed stores in the building material industry for most of his life.

Dave loved traveling to historical places and him and his wife Marlene took several trips abroad and throughout the U.S.


Visitation will be at the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach on Tuesday, December 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A graveside service will be at the Arroyo Grande Cemetery on Wednesday, December 6th at 11 a.m. with Robert Redden officiating.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: 

                 Arroyo Grande Sportman’s Club, P.O. Box 274, Arroyo Grande, California 93421, or

                 The Hospitality House of Charlotte, 1400 Scott Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203, or

                  AMOREM’s  Valdese Restricted Fund at









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December 5, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Marshall - Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel

Graveside Service
December 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Arroyo Grande Cemetery
895 El Camino Real
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420


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