HARTS, W.Va. — Billy E. Dingess, 81, of Harts, departed this life Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington.
Born March 12, 1932, in Harts, he was a son of the late Moscoe and Bertha Headley Dingess. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Wanda Lea Dingess; grandparents, Hugh and Viola Dingess and John T. and Emerine Headley; one brother, James Dingess, and two sisters, Gladys Kirk and Ernestine Garybaldi.
Bill was a member of the Chapman Memorial Freewill Baptist Church at Harts the Boilermaker Local 667, the Disabled American Veterans Post 39 at Harts, and the VFW Post 6153. He received the Korean Service Medal, Bronze Camp Stars and UN Service Medal.
Those left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Darlene Dingess-Adkins and her husband, Kenneth, and Jacqueline McCann and her husband Eric, both of Harts; one son, James Edward Dingess and his wife Lois of Barboursville; seven grandchildren, Ashley (Kim) Dalton, Courtney (Kristi) Dalton, and Haley and Mackenzie McCann, all of Harts, Michael (Jessica) Dingess and Jason (Michelle) Dingess, both of Dallas, Texas, and Lauren McCann of Morgantown; five great-grandchildren, Kallon Dingess and Adalyn Dingess, both of Dallas, and Jordan Dalton, Dakota Dalton and Colton Dalton, all of Harts; one brother, Robert Eugene Dingess; two sisters, Ruth Dalton of Harts and Beatrice (Edward) Walker of Ojai, Calif., and two very special friends, Don McCann and Don Jones.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at Chapman Memorial Freewill Baptist Church with Joseph Triplett officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Visitation will be from -10 p.m. Wednesday at Freeman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Ashley Dalton, Courtney Dalton, Michael Dingess, Jason Dingess, Jordan Dalton and Kenneth Adkins.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of arrangements.