Dennis R. Tingle, 70, of Selbyville, Del., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at his home, with his canine companion, Bella, by his side. He was born in Selbyville on June 1, 1948, to the late Edward Tingle and Roxie (Wilkerson) Tingle.
Tingle proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a welder and sheet-metal fabricator by trade. He had worked in his family business, Tingle Sheet Metal, and also had worked for Tyson in Selbyville before his retirement.
He was a former member of American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro, Del., and the VFW in Millsboro, Del. He enjoyed fishing, camping, spending time with his family and “tinkering” or repairing anything he could get his hands on.
In addition to his parents, Tingle was preceded in death by a son, Jason Tingle; three brothers, Bert Tingle, Charlie Tingle and Jerry Tingle; and a sister, Jeannie Hudson. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Judy C. (Bostic) Tingle; a son, Chad Tingle and his wife, Teneille, of Roxana, Del.; two granddaughters, Roxie Tingle and Rylie Tingle; a sister, Harriett Morris of Georgetown, Del.; and a brother, Edward Tingle Jr. of Salisbury, Md.
A celebration of Tingle’s life, with military honors, was scheduled for Sept. 27, 2018, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.