|Birth: ||May 1, 1916|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 2008|
Bernard Winchester Ringgold, 92, of Stevensville died Sept. 28 at Corsica Hills in Centreville.
Mr. Ringgold was born May 1, 1916, in Stevensville to the late Samuel and Gladys White Ringgold; he was raised by his grandmother after his mother's death, and attended school in Chester.
Mr. Ringgold worked as a waterman, and helped build the first Chesapeake Bay Bridge. He later worked for Ed Cole as a pile driver, and in the 1960s worked for C.J. Langenfelter in Stevensville as a tugboat mate. Mr. Ringgold retired to take care of his wife.
He served in the Navy on the USS Westmoreland in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
He enjoyed building Martin houses in his backyard, and was known as "The Bird Man of Love Point." He also enjoyed building and sailing ice boats when the Bay would freeze over.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Alice E.M. Walters Ringgold; and four brothers, Charles, Thomas, Robert and Roland Ringgold
Survivors include one son, John B. Ringgold of Chester; two daughters, Brenda A. Ruth of Grasonville and Gladys M. Lee of Chester; seven grandchildren; and 14 grandchildren.
Queen Anne's County
Created by: In Loving Memory
Record added: Sep 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30170171
In memory of the "Bird Man" and a courageous veteran who served in the Navy during World War II. God's blessing in your final resting place.|
Added: Sep. 29, 2008