August 14, 1931 - September 4, 2006
Frank J. Wingler, age 75, of Damascus, VA, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2006 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, VA. He was born August 14, 1931, in Whitetop, VA to the late Arthur Wingler and Alice Wingler Hayes. Mr. Wingler lived in Modena, PA for forty years before returning to Damascus, VA for the past thirteen years. He was a manager in the steel industry for forty years, was a Christmas tree farmer, and also was a talented guitarist and country singer. He was an avid sportsman and loved fishing and hunting. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two infant sisters. He is survived by his wife, of fifty-six years, Anna Wingler; two daughters, Pamela Mason and her husband, James, of Modena, PA and Barbara Sarmento and her husband, Robert, of Modena, PA; two sons, Frank Wingler, Jr. and fiancé, Linda Krawchuk, of Coatesville, PA and Gregory Wingler and his wife, Amber, of Oxford, PA; six grandchildren, James Mason, Jr. and Amanda Mason, both of Coatesville, PA, Heather Barnes, of Cochranville, PA, PVT First Class Holly Wingler, of Parris Island, S.C., Kaitlyn Wingler, and Noah Wingler, both of Oxford, PA; one great grandchild, Morgan Barnes, of Cochranville, PA; two brothers, Raymond Wingler and his wife, Earnestine, of Damascus, VA and Gerald Johnson and his wife, Jackie, of Coatesville, PA; two sisters, Peggy Baldwin and her husband, Gayle, of Whitetop, VA and Eva Roop, of Glade Springs, VA; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 7, 2006, at Garrett Funeral Home with Rev. Charles E. "Jody" Blevins officiating. Pallbearers will be James Mason, Jr., Noah Wingler, Rob Taylor, Don Crocket, Robbie Carbury, John Wingler, Walter Wingler, Jason Moore, Harrison Hutchinson, and Rob Stull. Honorary pallbearers will be Lyhue Gibson, Harold Wilcox, Bob Sarmento, James Owens and James Mason, Sr. The committal service and interment will be at 2:00 P. M. Friday, September 8, 2006 at Wingler Family Cemetery in Whitetop, VA. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 P.M. Thursday prior to the funeral service at Garrett Funeral Home, Damascus, Virginia. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad and Cornerstone Therapy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.garrettfuneralhome.com. Mr. Wingler and his family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236, 276-475-3631.
Frank J. Wingler, age 75, of Damascus, VA, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2006 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, VA. He was born August 14, 1931, in Whitetop, VA to the late Arthur Wingler and Alice Wingler Hayes. Mr. Wingler lived... View Obituary & Service Information
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