Pride Wingfield, 96, of Bedford, passed away in Bedford Memorial Hospital on Oct. 17, 2013. Born April 6, 1917 in Bedford County; he was a son of the late Charles Ernest Wingfield and Coral B. Wingfield Johnson. Pride had been a resident of Oakwood Health and Rehabilitation for the last six years; a heartfelt thank you to his many caregivers. Mr. Wingfield belonged to Bedford Baptist Church. He retired from Piedmont Label Company in 1982 after 45 years of service. Pride was a veteran of World War II â€" a â€œBedford Boyâ€ â€" stationed in England. He played baseball with the European Theater of Operations. He was a lover of sports; an avid golfer and member of Bedford Country Club. Mr. Wingfield was a member of the 29th Division Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bedford International Alliance, and formerly the BPO Elks. In addition to his parents, Pride was predeceased by his wife, Rebecca Lockard Wingfield; sisters, Bland W. Lazenby and Helen W. Rucker; and a brother, Ray A. Wingfield. He is survived by his daughter Mary Rebecca Wingfield and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was conducted 11 AM, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Dr. David L. Henderson officiating. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 16. The family will receive friends Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 from 2 pm until 4 pm at Tharp Funeral Home. Anyone wishing to make a donation in his memory please consider Bedford Baptist Church, 1516 Oakwood Street, Bedford, VA 24523 or The National D-Day Memorial, PO Box 77, Bedford VA 24523. Condolences may be sent online at tharpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-3443.
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Bedford, VA 24523-1928
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2013