by Paul Adkins
CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Joel Richard “Rick” Dingess, 56, of Chapmanville, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, in the comfort of his home.
Born August 27, 1956, in Holden, he was a son of the late David Gene and Lois Elizabeth Wallace Dingess.
Rick was a disabled coal miner and member of the 5&6 Holden Freewill Baptist Church. In his free time, Rick enjoyed coin collecting, bee keeping, hunting, fishing and being with his beloved pets that never left his side.
Also preceding him in death was his companion, Terri Litteral Martin, and his very special friend, Rusty.
Survivors include his daughters, Lori Elizabeth (Robert) Morris of Hurricane and Abigail Erin Blue Watkins of Charleston; siblings, Deborah (Randall) Brumfield of Holden and Tracy Dingess of Morgantown; nephews, Tim and Josh Browning; great-nieces, Isabella and Ava Browning; his friend, Terina (Grant) Butcher and his special pets, dogs Jake, Zipper, and Stubby and his cat, Baby.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Service with Rev. Larry Light and Rev. John Spears officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Highland Memory Gardens in Godby.
Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will begin two hours prior to services Monday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Chapmanville is in charge of arrangements.
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