Roy J. Wingler, 72, of Renick, WV, died Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, WV.
Born August 25, 1943, at Auto, WV, he was a son of Larmon and Wilsie Loudermilk Wingler.
Mr. Wingler was a former state police trooper in West Virginia, serving out of the Keyser Detachment, and retired from the Maryland Department of Corrections. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a military policeman during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Taylor; three brothers, Davie Ray Wingler, Dennie Wingler, and Lester Wingler; and a sister, Nora Mae Dean.
Surviving are two sons, J.J. Wingler and Eric Wingler and wife, Hannah, all of Keyser; five grandchildren, Rylan and Laurel Wingler of Keyser, Brent and Hailey Massie of Keyser, and Katlyn Smith of Hillsboro, WV; three brothers, Cecil Wingler of White Sulphur Springs, WV, Tommie Wingler of Buckhannon, WV, and Jimmie Wingler of White Sulphur Springs; and six sisters, Anna Hutchinson of Florida, Virginia Sponaugle of Virginia, Nina Chamberlin of Tennessee, Bonnie Sponaugle of Virginia, Carol Workman of Auto, and Betty Wingler of Lewisburg, WV.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Woodland Community Church in Auto on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 2 PM with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Wingler’s obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net
The Smith Funeral Home in Keyser is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the June 28, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.