Nolan Ray Wingo, age 81, of Thompsonville, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the Deaconess Midtown Hospital of Evansville, Indiana.
Celebration of Life services for Nolan will be held at 12:00 noon Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Leffler Funeral Home of Benton. Those attending the funeral, the family would like you to share a story about Nolan. Private burial services will be in the Jackson Grove Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Thursday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.
We ask everyone attending the services to be considerate of others and to practice social distancing. We are limited to 50 people in our funeral home at a time, masks are required. If you are sick, please stay at home.
Nolan was born on July 1, 1939 in Valier, Illinois; the son of Harry Wingo and Ethel (Eckels) Wingo. He married the former Roselyn Fay (Harris) Overturf on May 7, 1976 and she survives.
He served his country in the U.S. Army from September of 1957 to September 1959.
He was a retired coal miner having last worked at Old Ben #21. He was a proud member of the U.M.W.A. Prior to his career in the coal mines he worked as an LPN.
He was a member of the Jackson Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Nolan enjoyed horses, being a cowboy, deer hunting, vegetable gardening, and camping at Double M Campground near Junction, Illinois.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 45 years, Roselyn Wingo of Thompsonville; two daughters: Terrie Eichorn and husband Wayne of Junction, IL, Tannette Wingo of Dixon Springs, IL; six step-children: Carl Dean Overturf and wife Paula of Benton, Janice Elaine Chevalier of Thompsonville, Cynthia Marie McClerren and husband Leon of Thompsonville, Peggy Lynn Erwin and husband Curt of Benton, James Marshall Overturf and wife Stacey of Benton, Linda Roselyn Morris and fiancée Jack Batts of Thompsonville; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother Dale Wingo and wife Dianna of Valier, IL; a sister Arlene Michelletto of Christopher; several nieces and nephews; and numerous wonderful friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers Donald and Arnold Wingo.
Memorial contributions in memory of Nolan Ray Wingo, may be made to the Jackson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and will be accepted at the Leffler Funeral Home.
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