Vernon Ray Lingo, age 83, passed away Nov. 18, in Orange. Mr. Lingo resided in Fields, La. for over 50 years. He was a true outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and trap. He was a member of the DeQuincy Masonic Lodge No. 279 F & A M and the Order of the Eastern Star Adah Chapter No. 34.
He was the son of the late Lawrence Lingo and the late Jewell Mitchell Lingo.
He is survived by his three daughters, Cynthia Ann Lingo Doyle and husband, Jimmy of Fields; Cassandra Sue Lingo Belair and husband, Gayland of Orange, and Janice Marie Lingo Carlin of Fields; one son, Robert Ray Lingo and wife, Betty of Orange; six grandchildren, Walter Ray Doyle and wife, Stacey of Longview; Brandi Lingo Lowman and husband, Nick of Oakdale, La; Paula Sue Belair and friend Art Quinone of Orange; Rodney Paul Belair of Orange; Michael Carlin and Makayla Carlin of Fields; four great grandchildren; Jackson Doyle, Dakotah and Eric Dinger and Katlin Belair. He is also survived by one brother, David Lingo and wife, Anglique Foster Lingo of Orange, and one sister, Charlotte Lingo Tournear of Orange. He is also survived by seven stepgrandchildren, namely Joy Doyle Baldwin, Wesley Doyle and wife, Beverly, David Doyle, Anna Lee Kelley Swain and husband, Ivan, Justin Richard, Joshua Richard and Jason Nichols; eight step greatgrandchildren, and eight step great-greatgrandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Shirley Sue Weldon Lingo three brothers and four sisters.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at Riley Smith Funeral Home, DeQuincy, La and the funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 23, beginning at 10:00 A.M. at Riley Smith Funeral Home, DeQuincy. The Rev. Jerry Hext will officiate. Interment will be at Hyatt Cemetery, Fields.
Pallbearers will be Walter Doyle, Rodney Belair, Michael Carlin, Blake Doyle, Jas Taylor, Art Quinones, Nick Lowman and Wesley Doyle.
Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 West Fourth Street, DeQuincy, Louisiana.