Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 22, 2010

Henry Harrison Dinger

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

MONTCALM — Henry Harrison Dinger, Sr., age 73, of P.O. Box 252, Montcalm, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at a Princeton hospital from the effects of a 2.5 year battle with cancer.

Born on October 6, 1936 in Brushfork, he was a son of the late George Kyle Dinger and Arlene Poston Dinger Neal. He had been a resident of Montcalm for 33 years and was a member of the Montcalm Pentecostal Holiness Church. He had served his country for 22 years in the U.S. Navy. He was a Navy Seal and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired from the military in 1977.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Gregory D. Sparks; and a stepbrother, Ellis B. Neal, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Patricia Deck Dinger of the home; two daughters, Tammy Underwood and husband Richard, Jr. of Bluefield, Sally Eversole and husband Gary of Brushfork; two sons, Henry H. Dinger, II of Bluefield, Michael H. Lewis and wife Amanda of Bluewell; four grandchildren, Tammy Farley and husband Joe of Abbs Valley, Va., Andy Tabor of Brushfork, Richard D. Underwood, III and wife Christine of Canada, Evan M. Lewis of Bluewell; four great-grandchildren, Trevor, Kaylee, Sarah and Taya; and one unborn who is due in July; three sisters, Judy Barreira and husband Jim of Westport, Mass., Avis Mullins and Ellen Hurt of Duhring; stepmother, Clara Ruth Dinger of Duhring; special friends, Roy Spaulding, Benny Hall, Ted Saddler, LeRoy Lane, and Andrew Bailey.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Reverend Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where the WV Honor Guard will conduct full military honors. Henry H. Dinger, II, Michael E. Lewis, Wayne Dinger, Barry Dinger, Larry Dinger, Richard Underwood, Jr., and Gary Eversole will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.

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Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family.