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Dick Lingle, 89, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Lebanon, passed away July 9, 2016, at his home. He was born on April 8, 1927 in Wooster, Ohio, the son of the now late George and Harriett (Chronister) Lingle. He married Beverly Olson in 1983. She survives.
Dick was a graduate of Ashland High School and attended Ashland College and Western Reserve in Cleveland. He got into broadcasting after he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Dick worked for numerous stations in Ohio and Indiana, and in 1967 joined WRTV Channel 6 as an account executive. He retired in 1990. In 2010, Dick was inducted into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame by the Indiana Broadcasters Association.
Dick was very active in both communities where he resided. His memberships included the Lebanon Elks, American Legion, Eagles, Pioneer Broadcasters of Indiana, Sun Coast Dixieland Jazz Society of Florida, Indianapolis Jazz Society, and Advertising Club of Indianapolis. He was a charter member of the Hoosier Who's Who, a Red Cross volunteer driver, Witham Foundation Board member and committee member of the Lebanon "Back to the Fifties." Dick was a past president of the Whitestown and Lebanon Lions clubs and was a member of the Largo Lions Club.
In their spare time, Dick and Beverly loved fishing and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly; his children, Lisa Lingle of Indianapolis, Catherine Platt of Indianapolis, Susan Bartley of Flagstaff, Ariz., Steve Lingle of Kirklin and Tom Lingle of Noblesville; stepchildren, Brad Olson of Winchester and Julie Miller of Cross Village, Mich.; and 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will gather Saturday, July 30, for visitation from 12:30 p.m. until time of services at 1:30 p.m., with Care Pastor Howdy Bell officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Dick will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon Lions Club, P.O. Box 185, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on July 27, 2016
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