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Ben Lee Wingate
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1927, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 2012
Winston-Salem
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA

Ben Lee Wingate 1927 - 2012 A salute to our Hero. To the world he was one, but to us he was our world. A man who lived life determined to never give up. His faith gave him the strength to battle a 10-year disabling stroke and still consider himself a lucky man. A husband, father, and friend who could inspire you to pull the sun up each day. Ben Lee Wingate of Winston-Salem passed away on February 14, 2012 while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1927 to Joseph Harmon and Ruth Phipps Wingate in Galax, VA. He courageously served his country in the Army. A proud 82nd Airborne Ranger and veteran of WWII who fought in three campaigns. Mr. Wingate was a proud member of The American Legion, the Masonic Lodge, Oasis Shriners, and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Mr. Wingate was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marie Wingate; children, Judy (Michael) Stephenson, Sandy (Benny) Parrish, Brenda (James) Ward, Debbie Parson, Junior (Susan) Wingate, and Allen (Wanda) Wingate; brothers, Ernest, Bayes, and Edgar Wingate; 14 grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. "Ben, we will meet you on the other side." A funeral service will be held Friday, February 17, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Chapel with Dr. Earl Wilson and Rev. Dennis Wingate officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 16, 2012, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Chapel. Interment will follow service at Forsyth Memorial Park.


Published in Winston-Salem Journal from February 16 to February 17, 2012 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Harmon Wingate (1892 - 1983)
  Ruth Phipps Wingate (1896 - 1972)
 
 Siblings:
  Ben Lee Wingate (1927 - 2012)
  Bays A. Wingate (1933 - 2016)*
  Edgar Mastin Wingate (1936 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forsyth Memorial Park
Winston-Salem
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Feb 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85046444
Ben Lee Wingate
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Ben Lee Wingate
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Thank you for your service to our country
- James Myers
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014

- Pat Yoshi
 Added: Oct. 5, 2014
Thank you for your service, Veteran's Day 2013
- James Myers
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013
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