Larry Allen Wingler

June 2, 1948 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 72)


Rev. Larry Allen Wingler, age 72 of Hays passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at his home. 

Graveside services with Military Honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 and the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 2, 2020 at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Teague and Bro. Larry Adams officiating.  There will be a public viewing from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM Friday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. 

Rev. Wingler was born June 2, 1948 in Wilkes County to Winford Ivory and Lura Francis Royal Wingler.  He has been a Pastor since 2004.  Larry served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.   He retired from Carolina Mirror after 32 years of service.  

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Willie and Arlie Wingler. 

He is survived by his wife; Wanda Smoot Wingler of the home, two daughters;  Jennifer Johnson and husband David of Boonville, Jeanette Wingler and husband Sean of Arlington, VA, two grandchildren; Elizabeth Catherine Johnson and Ella “Caroline” Johnson, four sisters; Mary Pilkenton, Linda Ellis and husband Larry, Margaret Ellis all of Hays, Rebecca Dillard and husband Raddy of Wilkesboro and one brother; Lester Wingler, Jr. of Hays. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Diana Swaim, 3647 Absher Road, Hays, NC 28635. 

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Public Viewing
January 1, 2021

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Graveside Service
January 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Absher Road
Traphill, NC 28685

Video is available for this event


Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Diana Swaim
3647 Absher Road, Hays NC 28635

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