COLUMBUS -- LTC (Ret.) Eldon Leroy "Lee" Mansfield of Columbus, GA passed away on August 2, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital.

LTC (Ret.) was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Emily Mansfield, and a brother, Bobby Mansfield all of Albany, GA. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Joan Mansfield of Columbus, GA; two sons, Stephen Mansfield (Beverly) of Nashville, TN, David Scott of Oxford, GA; one daughter Cindy Lewis (Ken) of Charlotte, NC; two step-daughters, Jamie Sardinas (Tony) of Richmond Hill, GA, and Cathy McArthur (Justin) of Manchester, NH; nine grandchildren, four nephews, and two nieces.

LTC (Ret.) Mansfield graduated from Albany High School and North Georgia College. He served in the U.S. Army and retired after 28 years of Honorable service. While in the Army he graduated from Command and General Staff College, in addition to learning the Russian Language. LTC (Ret.) served overseas in Germany, Austria, Iran, and Vietnam. Following his retirement he was an associate broker in Real Estate in Hartwell, GA and Columbus, GA with Showcase Realty and ReMax Realty.

Funeral service will be held Monday, August 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31907, followed by interment in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org.

To offer condolences please visit www.shcolumbus.com.

Striffler-Hamby Mortuary

Columbus 706/563-2372

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