Henry Curtis Tingler, 82, of Radcliff, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was born in Cresaptown, Md., on Oct. 7, 1930, the son of the late Harry L. and Hazel L. Tingler. He lived in Glady, W.Va., during his early years. Mr. Tingler dedicated many years serving his country. He served first in the National Guard and then served 27 years in the U. S. Army. He was stationed in several places around the country and the world, serving in Korea and Vietnam, before retiring at Fort Knox and settling with his family in Radcliff. He retired from the military in 1976 as a sergeant first class. He then started and ran his own business for several years. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, hunting and bluegrass music. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and especially his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lois; a sister, Ina Lea Taylor; an infant brother; and his nephew, Jerome Kerns. Survivors include a daughter, Gina Skees of Radcliff; a stepson, Russell (Donna) Boyd of Elizabethtown; step-daughter, Kay (Ford) Branch of Princeton; five grandchildren, Ford (Kelly) Branch of Princeton, Ashley (Austin) Branch-Mann of Tennessee, Aimee (Jimmy) Boyd Coffey of Elizabethtown, Selena Boyd Scalzitti of Elizabethtown, and Lindsey Boyd of California; nine great-grandchildren, Tripp, Tallie and Trendon Branch, Giavanni Scalzitti, Gage and Melody Coffey, Olivia and Pennington Mann, and Harper LaBrucherie; two sisters, Luella Hart of Elkins, W. Va., and Mary Kerns of Philippi, W. Va.; a brother, Frank Tingler of Glady, W. Va.; two foster brothers, Buddy Tingler of Tulsa, Okla., and Roy Tingler of West Virginia; and several nieces, nephews and family members. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff. Burial with military honors follows in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.nebfh.com.
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Published in The News-Enterprise on Dec. 30, 2012
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