Philip Lee Mann was Born January 9, 1944, in SLC, UT to Reuben Doyle Mann and Cecelia Katherine Conohan Mann, both deceased. Preceded in death by a daughter; Ernestine Widehat Reyna of Phoenix, AZ. Survived by wife Leonda Dotson Mann; daughter Deanne Mann Shirley, spouse Ronnie M Shirley of NLV, NV; son Ronald Darin Mann and spouse Alisa Mann of NLV, NV; sisters; Mary Carol Winn of Pahrump, NV and Barbara Jean Ellis of Las Vegas, NV. 5 grandchildren: Amanda ReynaPetronilo Luis Reyna and Daniel Reyna of Phoenix, AZ, Trevor Hammell of Las Vegas, NV, and Philip Shirley of North Las Vegas, NV. 4 great-grandchildren; Macario Reyna and Max Reyna of Phoenix, AZ, Lily Reyna of Oregon and Olivia Shorley of North Las Vegas, NV, and many nieces and nephews.
His military career consisted of three years of active duty and three years of inactive duty in the U.S. Army, Two and one-half years in the Utah National Guard, and six years in the Coast Guard Auxiliary at Lake Mead, NV. He worked as a professional driver for United Parcel Service for twelve years, Anderson Trucking and GLI Trucking for two years, and ten years for Silver State Disposal/Republic Services in Las Vegas, NV. He worked as a Maintenance Supervisor at Mountain View Community in Henderson, NV and then at Regency Palms Assisted Living in Las Vegas, NV.
At the same time, he built custom cars and hot rods, drag racing, oval track racing at the State Jalopy Stocks, and Modified Stocks at Craig Road Speedway in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His love of motorcycles and cars was predominant his entire life. Especially NASCAR and NHRA.