In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Blackjack Church Building Fund and left at the funeral home.
George Alvin Lingle, age 87, of Blackjack/Birdsong in rural St. Clair County, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, August 29, at Cox South in Springfield. He was born on February 11, 1926, to George Ellsworth and Eva (Cramner) Lingle in Splitlog, Missouri.
On June 1, 1947, Alvin married Rozella F. Barber near Hopeton, Oklahoma. To this union five children were born.
Alvin and Rozella lived in Texas, until the mid-1950s, and Lamar, Colorado, before moving to the El Dorado Springs/Stockton, Missouri, area on September 12, 1963. This area became home because they enjoyed the company of the Blackjack Church of God (Holiness).
For many years Alvin worked for Witt Printing Company. He enjoyed doing mechanic work in his garage on vehicles, mowers, and anything else with working parts. When deer season came, he could always find time to hunt with his family.
Alvin was preceded in death by his father and mother; four sisters: Vica, Ellen, Fayetta, and Esther; two brothers: Lee and Earl; and one son, Dale.
Survivors include his wife Rozella; four children: Diana, George W., and Virgil, of the home, and Leonard, of Overland Park, Kansas; two sisters: Oca Holt of Canon City, Colorado, and Leota Desch, and husband Jim, of Germantown, Ohio; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 1, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, with Rev. Joe Dodson and Rev. Jimmie Lee officiating. Interment followed in Brush Creek Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jim Desch, Jerry Cox, Travis Bland, Tysen Sayler, Nolan Davis, Jim Davis, Fred Teed, and Wayne Worthington. Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Cox and Larry Worthington.