Born in Lumpkin County on April 4, 1936, Mr. Lingerfelt was the son of the late William David and Mary Lou Self Lingerfelt. After high school Mr. Lingerfelt enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections where he was Laundry Manager at Lee Arrendale State Prison and also was named State Employee of the Year for his loyal service. Mr. Lingerfelt was a Master Mason for over 53 years and a member of Mt. Airy Masonic Lodge #141, F&AM, was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7720, and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lingerfelt is preceded in death by brother Ray Lingerfelt and sisters Violet Barrett, Evelyn Milton, Wilma Cantrell and Sible Richmond.
Survivors include his wife Freddie York Lingerfelt of Clarkesville, daughter and son in law Barbara Ann and Mark Shedd of Dora, Alabama, daughter Anita Kay Lingerfelt Sarratt of Douglasville, son and daughter in law Keith W. and Melanie S. Lingerfelt of Clarksville, Tennessee, daughters and sons in law Robin Denise and Andrew Maxwell of Douglasville and Melanie A. and Ashley Hurley of Hollywood, son Cal McKnight (Lindsey) of Decatur, daughter and son in law Frances Ann and Bryan Layton of Valdosta, brothers Bob Lingerfelt (Sherry) of Montana, Lawrence Lingerfelt (Faye) of Dahlonega, Phil Lingerfelt (Linda) of Dahlonega, sisters Dora Strain of Atlanta and Helen Anderson of Marietta, sister in law Margaret Lingerfelt of Gainesville, fourteen grandchildren, three and a half great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Mr. Lingerfelt also leaves behind his special fur babies JJ and Ellie.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the service at Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest with military honors provided by the Grant Reeves V.F.W. Post #7720, Habersham County American Legion Post #84 and the Rabun County Disabled American Veterans Chapter #15. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service on Thursday from 12 PM until 2 PM.
An online guest book is available for the Lingerfelt family at HillsideMemorialChapel.com
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256