July 22, 1942 - March 20, 2022
John William Gingrich, a man of many talents, died on Sunday, March 20, 2022. John 79, of Charlotte, was born July 22, 1942 at the family home in Chester Township, the son of Lee and Marie (Bottomley) Gingrich. Many will remember John for being the life of the party, his love for laughing, and for always telling a story. On April 8, 1961, he married Kay Dawn Tinkey and together spent the next 60 years creating their legacy. Kay Dawn was his lifeline. John worked for 34 years at General Motors. In his younger years John did his best to keep the local body shops in business, he had a love for drag racing around town, and on numerous occasions he tore the car up in the process. John and Kay Dawn loved traveling, they traveled to just about every state in the US. Their favorite destination was anyplace out west. His children will always cherish their fishing trips to Canada, hunting adventures, and time spent on the golf course. John enjoyed tinkering around on different projects. His biggest passion in life was his family, especially his grandchildren. John is survived by his wife, Kay Dawn; sons, Tim (Jenny) Gingrich, Todd Gingrich; grandchildren, Jesse, Heather, Trevor, Grant, Jasmine, Trent; great-grandchildren, Levi, Laci, Lakin, Evangeline, Elyse, Isaiah, and one baby boy on the way; sisters, Bonnie Simek, Ellen Dunn; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was predeceased by brother, Bob Gingrich; and his parents. Friends are encouraged to support John’s family by sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Gresham United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
John William Gingrich, a man of many talents, died on Sunday, March 20, 2022. John 79, of Charlotte, was born July 22, 1942 at the family home in Chester Township, the son of Lee and Marie (Bottomley) Gingrich. Many will remember John for being... View Obituary & Service Information
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