Rev. Dr. Ralph E. WingateJanuary 12, 2017
Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Wingate, Sr. of Wintersville, Ohio passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Trinity West. He was born July 22, 1925 in Lima, Ohio a son of the late Earl & Josephine Marks Wingate. He grew up in Toledo and went to Whitmer High School. In 1943 he joined U.S. Marine Corps and served as a scout in the South Pacific. Ralph entered ministry in 1963 and established the Wintersville Baptist Temple in 1964 where he served several years. He also pastored in Rittman, Ohio; Clymer, Pennsylvania and Chillicothe, Illinois.
Ralph married June Morrett on October 19, 1943 and she died February 22, 1983; and they have three children, Rev. Ralph E. (Sydney) Wingate, Jr.; Rev. Dan (Karen) Wingate and Sandra (Jeff) Clarke; 8 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
He married Ruth Hopkins Vance September 15, 1987 and she survives. Also surviving are her daughter Virginia “Ginny” (John J.) Mascio; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Ralph was also preceded in death by his brother Donald Wingate and sister Marjorie Kumpe.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Sunday 4-7 p.m. On Monday visitation will be held at Wintersville Baptist Temple from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m.
Entombment at Fort Steuben.
The Wingate children would like to thank the Mascio Family for their help, love and care for our Dad.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Baptist Temple, 617 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, OH 43953.