Dec. 5, 1927 - Nov. 22, 2008
Walter Grant Lingenfelter, 80, Williamsburg RR 2, went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening at his home.
He was born near Roaring Spring, son of the late H. Paul and Elizabeth O. (Burket) Lingenfelter. He married Evelyn I. Bush March 24, 1951, in Martinsburg.
Surviving are his wife; five daughters: Debra A. Hess and husband, Terry, of Denver, Pa., Shari J. Duncan and husband, Greg, of Manchester, Md., Cindy L. Foor and husband, Steve, of York, Pa., Lori L. Perkins and husband, Keith, of Chambersburg, Pa., and Amy J. Pace and husband, Greg, of Buford, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Fern Louise Chamberlain of Williamsburg RR 2 and Ruth Ann Young of Lewisburg.
He was a 1945 graduate of Morrisons Cove High School, Martinsburg. He was a Navy veteran of WWII from 1945-47, serving as a mechanic aboard the USS Philippines Sea, attaining the rank of seaman 1st class. He served under Adm. Richard E. Byrd on an expedition to the South Pole.
He retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Co., Toledo, Ohio, having worked from the Bedford, Pa., terminal. Previously, he was employed as a mechanic and personal pilot for W. Floyd Bush Electrical Contractors, Martinsburg, and as a mechanic at Hershberger's Garage, Martinsburg.
After retirement, he was a charter bus driver for Blue and White Bus Lines with more than 10 years of service. He also raised beef cattle and farmed the land in the Piney Creek area of Morrisons Cove.
Mr. Lingenfelter was an active member of Curryville Church of the Brethren and its Willing Workers Sunday school class, and he previously served as chairman of the Stewardship Commission of the church board.
Mr. Lingenfelter was a member of Chimrock Square and Round Dance Club, the Railroaders Square Dance and Campers Club, and he earned his private pilot license. He enjoyed refinishing antique oak furniture and restoring Allis-Chalmers antique tractors.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at the Curryville Church of the Brethren, Pastor David R. Stiles officiating. Private interment with military flag honors will be held at Diehl's Crossroads Church Cemetery, Martinsburg RR 1.
The family prefers that memorial contributions be given to the Curryville Church of the Brethren.
Arrangements are by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.