James A. "Jim" Wingate Sr.
Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
635 Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
James A. "Jim" Wingate, Sr.

AGE: 59 • New Castle

James A. Wingate, Sr., age 59, of New Castle, DE, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 25, 2015. Jim loved to play his guitar and sing - especially in church. He was a Philadelphia Sports teams fanatic. Jim enjoyed playing softball for many years. He was a Civil War enthusiast. Jim cherished his family most of all and loved being with them especially during the holidays.

Jim is survived by his wife, Marie S. Wingate; mother, Anna "Marie" Wingate; 3 sons: James A. Wingate Jr. (Amy), Joseph A. Wingate, Sr. (Trisha), James King; 2 daughters, Jeanett Cameron and Carrie Cornett; 10 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Vivian Windsor (Ron), Ann McCartney, and Ruth Rawlins; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Wingate, Jr.; brother, Thomas Weaver; and 2 brothers-in-law, Joseph McCartney and Rodney Rawlins.

A visitation will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 from 9-11 AM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of Jim's life at 11 AM. Burial will follow in White Clay Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Jim's memory to Holiness Christian Academy, 30 Dogwood Rd., Elkton, MD 21921. For directions or to send an online condolence visit www.strano-feeley.com

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Published by The News Journal from Apr. 28 to May 1, 2015.
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Jim was like the bigger brother I never had. We spent a lot of time together during and after school. After high school every one went in different directions. I missed him through out the years. He was a great friend.
Arnold Solomon
April 23, 2019
Jim was a great teammate at Mount Pleasant and I always considered him to be a good friend and buddy in HS. We lost touch over the years, but I will always remember him as a caring ' Gentle Giant 'with that easy smile that usually was present on his face.

RIP to my old friend.
Allen J. Lipstein
May 4, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a outstanding man. We were friends for many years. I will miss him and all of our class mates will too.
Arnold Solomon
May 1, 2015
I still can't believe your gone but I know that your in a better place. You where like a father to me and you treated me like your son. It was just the other day we where joking around with each other. If I knew I would't see you again I would have said good bye and I love you. I will miss you deeply.
Benjamin Shahan
April 29, 2015
Marie and family - I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Jim. He was a very nice man and always showed a lot of love for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy - Debbie (Blevins) Ashcraft and family.
Deborah Ashcraft
April 29, 2015
I am lost for words nothing I can share will bring things back from this despair
life's to short we all know but at this time they should not have made you go, You meant so much to so, so many now we must live with only your memory, I said it before that life is short this we all know but still at this time they should not have made you go... LOve and miss you Gunka!!
Rodney Rawlins
April 28, 2015
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