By: Bob FalaOutdoors Columnist
December 3, 2012
CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Mr. Ralph Wingler, 83, of Crawley Creek of Chapmanville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 2, 2012, at his residence.
Born September 22, 1929, at Accoville, he was a son of the late Rev. Everett and Zida Bailey Wingler.
Also preceding him in death were his mother and father-in-law, Curtis and Nora Casey; one brother, Fred Wingler; two sisters, Ruby Morris and Mildred Perry; two brothers-in-law, Freddy McCoy and James Duncan, and one granddaughter, Chasity Hatfield.
Ralph was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired coal mine foreman after 35 years. He was also the owner of the former Ralph’s Union 76 Gas Station located at Man, a skilled carpenter and mechanic and was a member of the Victory Freewill Baptist Church. Some of his favorite pastimes he enjoyed were playing and coaching softball, hunting, fishing and playing guitar.
Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Mavis Wingler, and her children, Teresea Collene (Mike) Weir and Timothy Roscoe Massie, both of Virginia; first wife, Mary Lou Wingler of Lorado and their children, Ralph David (Linda) Wingler, also of Lorado, LaDonna (Rick) Adkins of Glen Allen, Va., Mike (Kay) Wingler and Rhonda (David) Adkins, both of Accoville, Terri (Bob) Blankenship of Lyburn, Kim (Phil, who was a very special son-in-law) Deskins of Pecks Mill, Joe (Jackie) Wingler of Charleston and Benny Clay of Hinton; two brothers, Billy (Beatrice) Wingler of Kistler and Bobby Wingler of Mansfield, Ohio; four sisters, Madeline McCoy of Huntington, Francis Duncan of Accoville, Loraine (Red) Elkins of Amerstdale and LouAnna (Allen) Workman of Charleston; 28 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and church family.
Graveside services and burial with Military Rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, at the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill with Rev. Joey Kennedy and Rev. Roscoe Chafin officiating.
Grandsons and family will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services Wednesday at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, who is handling the arrangements for the Wingler family.