James Lindle Tingle October 4, 1935 – April 8, 2016

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tingleJames Lindle Tingle, 80, was born October 4, 1935, in Randolph, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, J. E. and Virginia Alberta Tingle.

He is survived by his loving and beautiful wife of 62.5 years, Barbara Tingle. He has two beautiful daughters and one son-in-law, Virginia Tingle Lee and Steven Mitchell Lee, and Rebecca Howell. He has three grandchildren, Christopher Howell, Shelley Lee Grandstaff, and Ryan Lee. He has one grand son-in-law, David Grandstaff and one grand daughter-in-lawKelly Howell. He has three beautiful great grand-children, Justin Howell, Sydney Grandstaff and Megan Howell.

James graduated from Bonham High School in 1954 and soon after married Barbara Shelley. He worked at a Dallas based company called Big Three Welding for 8.5 years, while at the same time started to build a private business on the side. He later left Big Three to work full time in this very successful private company, A-1 Trailers Mfg., in Duncanville. He built trailers from 1956-1984 when he sold the company to his son-in-law. He then developed a new business, A-1 Feed Store in Cedar Hill, and then Livestock Supply, Hutchins, which his daughter Rebecca Howell managed. Throughout the years he built many commercial buildings on Hwy 67 in Duncanville and Cedar Hill. Later he started a used car company called James Auto Sales in Cedar Hill while continuing to run his other businesses.

James volunteered in many organizations throughout his life including the Duncanville Volunteer Fire Dept., Duncanville Jaycees, and served on the City Council for many years including time as Duncanville’s Mayor Pro-Tem. He also helped with the American Legion and VFW’s in the area. He had many interests and was very passionate about them all.

jaynesHe had a passion for helping others deeply. James had so many friends throughout his wonderful life and just to mention a few: Gerald Rawlinson, Jack Cookson, and Dale Barrington, way too many to mention but not forgotten.

James my husband, father, and grandpa will be missed so much, by so many, but none more than his family. He gave us comfort and love daily. He inspired us to achieve greatness. So much endless love we all received from him. And for all his friends not mentioned just know that he loved you the same. We will not forget his kindness to help others and the people he leaves behind. Honey, thanks for the wonderful memories that we shared together for 62.5 years.