Gene A. "Little Jab" WINGO

Benton Evening News (Friday, 9 June 1972, page 4 column 5):

Gene Wingo, Benton Route Two [sic], Dies

Gene Wingo, 42, of Benton Route 1 [sic], died early today at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

Mr. Wingo was the husband of Ann Smith Wingo, and the son of Alvis and Delia Shockley Wingo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home.

Benton Evening News (Saturday, 10 June 1972, page 8 column 3):

Services Here Sunday for Gene Wingo

Funeral services for Gene Wingo, 42, of Benton, Route 1, will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton.

The Reverend Frank Brookman will officiate.

Interment will be in Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 5 p. m. today.

Mr. Wingo, whose nickname was "Little Jab," died Friday at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Franklin County, he was a miner at Freeman 5 mine, and was a member of Local Union 1284, United Mine Workers.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, and attended the East Benton Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Smith Wingo; two sons, David, 13, and George, 8, both at home, and his parents, Alvis and Delia Shockley Wingo.