Charles Dale "Dale" Lingo Jr.

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Charles Dale 'Dale' Lingo Jr., 83

MILLSBORO - Charles Dale 'Dale' Lingo Jr., of Millsboro, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009. He was 83. He was born June 19, 1925, in Millsboro, son of the late Charles D. Sr. and Hettie Hudson Lingo. He was founder, and owner of Lingo Marine in 1961, and the Lingo Bus Service. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II, and guarded POWS at a camp in Georgia. He was an alumni of Beacom College. Prior to founding Lingo Marine, he had worked as a Grain Inspector for the Federal Government. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He loved to race boats, and also was a fan of stock car racing. He was the biggest fan of his two grandsons who race cars. He was a good husband, and a good father, and enjoyed his family and his business. He was an admired business man throughout Sussex County, and will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Helen Morris and Dorothy Ellis. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Geraldine Cauffiel Lingo of Millsboro; two sons, Charles D. Lingo III and his wife Faye Lynn of Millsboro, and Donald C. Lingo, and his wife Suzanne of Millsboro; one daughter, Geraldine "Jane" Parker and her husband Bradley of Millsboro. He had five grandchildren, Dale IV, Debbie, Pamela, Donald, Jr., and Heidi; five great-grandchildren, Brooke, Colton, Donald III, George, Jr., and Angela. He is also survived by his beloved canine friend, "Mia." Services will be Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington Street, Millsboro, DE 19966. Friends may call from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral. Rev. Phyllis Walton will officiate. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors. Flowers are welcomed but donations can be made to the , 1138 Parsons Road, Salisbury, MD 21801. Letters of condolence may be emailed via

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Millsboro, DE 19966
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Published in NewsZapDE on Jan. 14, 2009
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