Whitestown, IN – William “Bill” Clayton Lingle, age 66, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, after a long struggle with addiction.
Bill was born August 29, 1950, in Richmond, Indiana, to Willis Paul and Iva June (Dunn) Lingle.
He loved music, basking in the sun like a kitten, modern art and design, sugar cream pie (all pie, really), and fireworks. Bill graduated from Richmond High School and went on to attend Indiana University. He worked in several industries, but most of his professional life was spent in real estate. Bill’s optimism and desire to make others happy was seen when finding every person he worked with the perfect space for their new home or business. He chose to see potential and possibility where others did not.
Bill loved his family and his affection for animals and passion for fishing were major parts of his life. He was happiest when fishing on Lake Wehi, enjoying the sun, listening to music, feeding birds, and playing with dogs. Bill was a generous host, loving father, and good friend.
He is survived by his four children, Whitney Lingle (James Robinson), William Lingle (Shelby Jessup), Hendrick “Hank” Lingle, and Alissa; former wife, Kim Lingle; siblings, Paul (Pat) Lingle and Christie (Max) Close; nieces and nephew, Julie (Phil) Gardner, Laurie (Thorn) Luth, Sarah Close, and Jacob (Tory) Close; great-nieces, Stella, Mabel, and Lorraine Gardner, Audrey and Charlotte Luth, Amelia and Cecilia Benza, and June and Avery Close; and lifelong friend, Emma Meadows.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary D. Lingle.
A private service was held Thursday, August 10, 2017, at First English Lutheran Church in Richmond, Indiana. Arrangements were handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County (Montco SAAC), 536 George Street, Norristown, PA 19401 or online at http://montcosaac.com/donate.htm.