Howard Stanley "Shing" Shingler, 96, passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2014, at the Superior Residences of Niceville in Niceville, Fla. where he was a short-time resident. "Home" was the Hawthorn House at the AF Enlisted Village where he had lived since 2009. He was born on June 20, 1918, in the unincorporated town of Mineral, Ohio where as a young man he helped his father in the Shingler Coal Mine.
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After graduation from Waterloo High School in New Marshfield, Ohio in 1937, he worked for a while doing railroad construction. He then married his sweetheart, Helen Marie Beveridge of New Marshfield in 1938, before moving to Marion, Ohio to work and raise a family. Shing worked first for the Universal Cooler and later retired from Tecumseh Products as a machine operator and quality control inspector. His work was interrupted by World War II, when he joined the Navy in 1944, for two years and was awarded the American Area Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal and the Victory Medal.
He is survived by a son, Larry (Anna) Shingler of Shalimar, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Linda Shingler of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Tim (Tracy) Shingler of San Antonio, Texas; Todd (Claire) Shingler of Chicago, Ill.; James Jr. (Wendy) Shingler of Westerville, Ohio; and Lora (Andrew) Shulman of Dublin, Ohio. Surviving family also includes eight great-grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Alyssa, Anna, Andrew, Catherine (Cate), Helena, and Eamonn. He also has numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen; son, James; parents, Orville and Nettie Shingler; and brothers; Jack and Donald Shingler. Howard and Helen were especially devastated by the early death of their younger son, James. Howard and Helen owned a cottage and boat on Lake Erie where they spent a lot of time after retirement from work. They especially enjoyed taking family out boating and fishing. They moved to Shalimar in 1992, to be close to son, Larry.
Arrangements are being made by Emerald Coast Funeral Home. The family asks that no flowers be sent since there will be only a family grave-side burial service on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Beal Memorial Cemetery. Instead, feel free to make a donation to Emerald Coast Hospice or a charity of your choosing.
Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
113 Racetrack Road Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Aug. 12, 2014