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James Samuel Wingard


Family-Placed Obituary


age 87, of Trotwood, Ohio, sunrise August 3, 1920 in Troy, AL (Pike County), sunset Friday, February 8, 2008 at Kettering Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Most Worshipful Grand lodge A.F. & A.M. of Crenshaw County, Alabama, Lodge No. 219, June 30, 1941. A Veteran of WWII and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 345th Aviation Squadron, honorably discharged June 27, 1945. Retired from (Frigidaire and Delco Air Conditioning Division) Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors Corporation after 40 years of service. A member of Local 801 of the I.U.E. Mr. Wingard is preceded in death by his parents, Jim & Clara Mae (Mahone) Wingard; brothers, Lester, Jesse, Charlie & Geanie Wingard. He leaves cherished memories to his loving wife of 65 years, Christine Wingard (Keith); sons, James (Lynn) Wingard of Trotwood, OH, Thomas (Peggy) Wingard of Dayton, Warner, Samuel "Casey" & Marshall Wingard, all of Dayton, Walter (Julia) Wingard of Toledo, OH, Elgin L. Wingard Sr. of Atlanta, GA; daughter, C. Tina Wingard- (Harold) Pryor, of Atlanta, GA; brother, Grady Wingard of Dayton; sisters-in-law, Alice (Jesse, deceased) Wingard of Oberlin, OH, Ruby (Joe Louis, deceased) Hopkins; 2 brothers-in-law, Clarence (Josephine) & James Keith, all of Fayetteville, TN; 23 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; special cousin, Johnnie Wingard of Los Angeles, CA; daughter-in-law, Jean Wingard; adopted sons, Steve Garner of Cincinnati, OH & Rokeiver "RJ" Johnson of Dayton; special friends, Sharon Leake, Cheryl Williams, Jimmy and Dixie Allen, all of Dayton; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held 11 am Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the HOUSE OF WHEAT Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 North Gettysburg Avenue. Rev. J.D. Grigsby, Jr. officiating. Interment Dayton National Cemetery. Visitation 9 am Saturday at the funeral home until the time of service. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Online condolences may be expressed at houseofwheat@woh.rr.com WINGARD, Mr. James Samuel

Published in Dayton Daily News from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2008
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