June 21, 1932-March 12, 2018

John Dow “Jack” Wingo Jr. of Natchitoches passed away March 12, 2018, at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center.  John was born June 21, 1932.  Tentative plans are being finalized for a celebration of life.  Final details will be posted on the Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home website. 

He was preceded in death by parents, John Dow Wingo Sr. and Thelma Taylor Wingo; wife, Charlotte Cox Wingo; and in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Allan T. Cox and Mr. and Mrs. Evert E. Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Smith Wingo; children and spouses, John Allan and Mary Catherine “Cathy” Wingo, Cynthia Louise “Cindy” Wingo, Phillip Taylor and Karen Wingo, Charlotte “Suellen” and Jeff Weber, Louis “Alan” and Lisa Schuetz, and Brian Neal and Sandy Schuetz.  Grandchildren and spouses are Charlotte and Patrick McCorry, Mary Katherine and John Lancaster, Kristen and Chris Luquette, Leigh Anne Wingo, Alissa and Bryan Hazzard and Erin Weber, Morgan and Madison Schuetz and Hanna, Wesley and Dylan Schuetz.  He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserves and was honorably discharged March 20, 1952, with the rank of Sergeant.  The family is proud of his military service to our country.

He was co-owner of People’s Hardware which was renamed People’s Furniture and Gifts in 1978.   He also owned Wingo and Associates, a screen printing company, and later sold screen printing supplies.  In his latter years, he enjoyed woodworking – especially swings, crosses and flowers.

He was a former deacon and long-time member of First Baptist Church, Natchitoches.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed greatly.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, 7200 Desiard St., Monroe, LA 71203.