May 24, 1930 - March 30, 2019
Burial Date: April 2, 2019
Funeral services for Morris Edward Tingle, Jr., age 88, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Sparta United Methodist Church near Holcomb.. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery near Holcomb.
Visitation is Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mortimer National Funeral Home in Grenada..
Morris died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Grenada Living Center.
He was born on May 24, 1930 in Leflore, Mississippi and was the son of the late Morris Edward Tingle, Sr. and Margaret Estelle Parker Tingle.
Morris was employed by the local cable television company for many years as a manager. He was a member Sparta United Methodist Church. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1949 to 1952.
Morris was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Nell Ruth Tingle; his daughter, Brenda Kaye Tingle Freeman; and his son, Barry Edward Tingle.
He is survived by his wife, Earline Tingle of Holcomb; daughters, Carolyn Grace and Sara Smith, both of Money, Mississippi; sons, Thomas Gregory Tingle (Grace) of Corpus Christie, Texas, Lee Smith (Annette) of Holcomb and Fred Smith of Greenwood; daughter-in-law, Judy Tingle of Holcomb; sisters Rita Bonner of Leflore and Agatha Tanner (Stuart) of Houma, Louisiana; brother Henry Tingle (Barbara) of Collierville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.