Vernon Allen Wingate Jr. of Bridgeport died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Bridgeport. He was 50 years old.
Funeral was April 4 at Balsora Baptist Church and was officiated by Bro. Glenn Connell. Burial was at Willow Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Zach Tannery, Nathan Tannery, Russell Warner, Preston Harris and Josh Ivie.
Vernon was born May 6, 1962, in Decatur to Vernon Wingate Sr. and Gracie (Shawn) Wingate. He served in the U.S. Army, and his hobbies included cooking and riding motorcycles. He was a member of the North Texas Honor Guard and attended the Full Armor Biker Church in Alvord.
Vernon is survived by his sons, Will and Josh Wingate; his mother, Gracie Delay and her husband, Douglas; sister Rachel Delay; foster brothers Richard and Darrell Williams; and “bonus mom” Lavita Wingate.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Wingate Sr., and his grandparents.