Mayor Pro Tem Mangum was born and raised in Wingate. He graduated form Forest Hills High school, Wingate College, and Pembroke State College (UNC-P). He retired from Wingate University in 2010 and currently works part-time for the Wingate Volunteer Fire Department. He has been an active member of the Wingate Lions Club for 24 years. He and his wife, Linda, attend Wingate Baptist Church. They have one daughter, Carrie, and one granddaughter, Avery.