Funeral was Jan. 18 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial in Poolville Cemetery. The Rev. Doug Harris officiated. Pallbearers were Darrell Lingle, Danny Lingle, Michael Lingle, Bubba Lingle, Kenneth Bobbitt and John Lingle.
Ernest was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Texline to Emory and Minnie (Martin) Lingle. He married Lydia, who preceded him in death in 1999, and he served his country in the Coast Guard. Ernest was a retired assembly line worker for General Dynamics.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers William Farris Lingle and Wayne Lingle; and sisters Tella Ruth Bettis and Lucille Faye Gilland.
Survivors include his sisters, Betty Almon of Fort Worth, Imo Gene Hutsell of Fort Worth and Annie Mae Reynolds of Fort Worth; brothers Bill Lingle of Connelly Springs, N.C., and Martin Dale Lingle of Florine, La.; other family members and a host of friends.