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Celebrating the life of
Lt. Col. Flen R. Wingard
December 09, 1933 - July 13, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. - Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Funeral Service
  • 10:00 a.m. - Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Interment At A Later Date In Arlington National Cemetery

Since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind, it is very painful to deal with,but please read the wonderful hope that The Bible holds out for us all at Revelation 21:3,4.

Miller Family, ,

Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss and thank you for sharing the life of your love one in service to his country. Thank you and God bless you all.

Thornton family , Columbia, SC

To the Family of LTC.Flen R. Winguard. You have my deepest sincere, and up most condolences for your lost. Our Heavenly Father has called a very great, and influential Child of God home to rest for a long tenure or service,stewardship, and leading while mentoring so many people. I was a JROTC cadet of his form 1989-1993. I can not express how the influence he, and CMS Wilson has on my life. I saw him ounce or twice in passing after my high school days, and he always had positive, and uplifting things to say. He will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Kevin L. BRIDE SR.

Kevin L. Bride Sr., Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. May God be your refuge in these difficult times. Psalms 62:8 tells us "trust in him at all times..pour out your hearts before him". Through his word, he gives us the comfort and endurance we need to get through any trial (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Romans 15:4,5).

B.B , , Ga

It is with heartfelt sadness to hear of the passing of LTC Wingard. I know I speak for many of us who attended Savannah High School JROTC program that he was like a father figure who took the opportunity to help guide us in the right direction. My condolences goes out to the Wingard family. He is truely a blessing from God.

Tony Houston, Anchorage, AK

To Connie, Ken, Kevin and Family...We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Roy's passing. We treasure our experience as neighbors at Ft. Eustis and when visiting you in Savannah. There is nothing we can say to cause your pain to disappear or mend your broken hearts, but we know someone who can. You must trust Him to be with you when you feel terribly alone and anonymous, to dry your tears and console you, and to understanding your thoughts when on one else does. He will bring you through this difficult period as He has done for countless others since the beginning of time.

Ned and Gwen Felder & Family, Burke, VA,

LTC Wingard was a spiritual blessing to all us that knew him. To those of us who addressed him with respect and affection as Colonel Wingard he will be greatly missed. May the Spirit of the Lord comfort you (his loved ones and friends) in your time of sadness. As long as we remember Colonel Wingard in our hearts and our stories we tell about him, he will never be forgotten. I salute you Colonel "SHS JROTC Blue Berets" Class of 1982.

David "AMP" Allison, Austin, TX

Brother Wingard was one of the brothers I served with in Savannah Alumni Chapter. He was a great man and a great Kappa. He will be surely missed. YITB, Michael Snowden

Michael T Snowden, Lake Charles, LA

Ken, I am so sorry for your loss. I was really impressed with the legacy your father left. I hope you are doing well. Sincerely, Coach Kirkley

, ,

My condolences to the Wingard family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw. org that offers hope and comfort for the future.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

To the Wingard Family.. May God continue to bless the Wingards. Trully an inspiration to all the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi in Savannah and Beaufort-Jasper-Hilton Head.. We Will definitely miss him.. Praying for the family's healing and encouragement in the Lord.

Kenneth & Cynthia Brown, Beaufort, SC

Praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit, and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace. You're in our thoughts & prayers.

William & Valeria McConnell, Huntsville , Al

Sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Rosemary Williams , Detroit , MI

Sorry, about y'all lost! I will miss him too!I was one of his family also, as a member of The savannah High - the Blue BeRays (Drill Team) we call him LCol Wingard.

Luther Greene, Savannah, Ga.

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of LCOL Wingard. I have so many fond memories working with him in the Savannah High School JROTC program. Praying that God will strengthen and keep Mrs. Wingard and the entire family during this time.

Brenda L Roberts, Savannah, GA

Love lives forever even beyond the grave. Your Dad has moved to his heavenly home but his love will live in your heart forever. My deepest condolences on your loss, Uncle Kevin & family.

Antwaine & Monica Davis , Durham , NC

Flen Roy Wingard (LTC U.S. Army retired), 83, husband of Connie J. Wingard, entered eternal rest on July 13, 2017. Born December 9, 1933 in West Monroe, LA. He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Bell Edwards Wingard Green and father, Luther Wingard.

Flen Roy graduated from Tim Tippett High School, West Monroe, LA and then Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA in 1955.

After graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served as a career officer until 1976 when he retired as a Lt. Colonel.  He held various positions of command and management including in the Transportation Corp and as Director of the Fort Eustis Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program.  His military assignments took him to two tours of duty in Korea, one in Vietnam, Okinawa, Germany and various other assignments in the United States. During this time, he was awarded 3 Meritorious Service Medals and a Bronze Star Medal for his heroic service.  In 1972, while serving, he completed his Master’s Degree in Educational Supervision and Administration from Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.

After retiring from the service, he moved with his family to Wilmington Island, Savannah, GA.  Not one to take it easy, he then served as the Director of Military Instruction for the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education. In this position, he established the Junior ROTC program in all of the Chatham County high schools.  He held the position and ran this program for another 20 years, during which time he changed the course of many students’ lives for the better and was often greeted around Savannah as The Colonel.  He also became very involved with his beloved fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, where he served as Polemarch and Keeper of Exchequer.

In 1996, Flen Roy retired for the second time and spent another 20 years perfecting his lawn care skills, spending time with his grandkids, acting as his wife’s chauffeur and honing his golf skills.

He will be long remembered and forever cherished by his wife of 55 years, Connie. His legacy will live on through their children, Patsy Wingard, Grand Prarie, TX, Kenneth Wingard (Mike Gotham), San Francisco, CA, Kevin Wingard (Angela), Kennesaw, GA; 5 grandchildren; sisters Nitea Nathanial and Herberdean Bennett; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, July 17, with the funeral immediately following at 10 a.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, 4605 Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA 31410.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416 or www.HospiceSavannah.org.

 

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Since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind, it is very painful to deal with,but please read the wonderful hope that The Bible holds out for us all at Revelation 21:3,4.

Miller Family, ,

Candle tribute lit by Elizabeth (Libby) Johnson — Virginia

Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss and thank you for sharing the life of your love one in service to his country. Thank you and God bless you all.

Thornton family , Columbia, SC

Candle tribute lit by Renardo Roper Sr. — Georgia

To the Family of LTC.Flen R. Winguard. You have my deepest sincere, and up most condolences for your lost. Our Heavenly Father has called a very great, and influential Child of God home to rest for a long tenure or service,stewardship, and leading while mentoring so many people. I was a JROTC cadet of his form 1989-1993. I can not express how the influence he, and CMS Wilson has on my life. I saw him ounce or twice in passing after my high school days, and he always had positive, and uplifting things to say. He will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Kevin L. BRIDE SR.

Kevin L. Bride Sr., Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Sharleen Felder Toney — Texas

I am so sorry for your loss. May God be your refuge in these difficult times. Psalms 62:8 tells us "trust in him at all times..pour out your hearts before him". Through his word, he gives us the comfort and endurance we need to get through any trial (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Romans 15:4,5).

B.B , , Ga

It is with heartfelt sadness to hear of the passing of LTC Wingard. I know I speak for many of us who attended Savannah High School JROTC program that he was like a father figure who took the opportunity to help guide us in the right direction. My condolences goes out to the Wingard family. He is truely a blessing from God.

Tony Houston, Anchorage, AK

To Connie, Ken, Kevin and Family...We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Roy's passing. We treasure our experience as neighbors at Ft. Eustis and when visiting you in Savannah. There is nothing we can say to cause your pain to disappear or mend your broken hearts, but we know someone who can. You must trust Him to be with you when you feel terribly alone and anonymous, to dry your tears and console you, and to understanding your thoughts when on one else does. He will bring you through this difficult period as He has done for countless others since the beginning of time.

Ned and Gwen Felder & Family, Burke, VA,

Candle tribute lit by David "AMP" Allison — Texas

LTC Wingard was a spiritual blessing to all us that knew him. To those of us who addressed him with respect and affection as Colonel Wingard he will be greatly missed. May the Spirit of the Lord comfort you (his loved ones and friends) in your time of sadness. As long as we remember Colonel Wingard in our hearts and our stories we tell about him, he will never be forgotten. I salute you Colonel "SHS JROTC Blue Berets" Class of 1982.

David "AMP" Allison, Austin, TX

Brother Wingard was one of the brothers I served with in Savannah Alumni Chapter. He was a great man and a great Kappa. He will be surely missed. YITB, Michael Snowden

Michael T Snowden, Lake Charles, LA

Candle tribute lit by Rayford Gastin — Georgia

Ken, I am so sorry for your loss. I was really impressed with the legacy your father left. I hope you are doing well. Sincerely, Coach Kirkley

, ,

My condolences to the Wingard family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw. org that offers hope and comfort for the future.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

To the Wingard Family.. May God continue to bless the Wingards. Trully an inspiration to all the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi in Savannah and Beaufort-Jasper-Hilton Head.. We Will definitely miss him.. Praying for the family's healing and encouragement in the Lord.

Kenneth & Cynthia Brown, Beaufort, SC

Praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit, and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace. You're in our thoughts & prayers.

William & Valeria McConnell, Huntsville , Al

Sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Rosemary Williams , Detroit , MI

Sorry, about y'all lost! I will miss him too!I was one of his family also, as a member of The savannah High - the Blue BeRays (Drill Team) we call him LCol Wingard.

Luther Greene, Savannah, Ga.

Candle tribute lit by Brenda L Roberts — Georgia

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of LCOL Wingard. I have so many fond memories working with him in the Savannah High School JROTC program. Praying that God will strengthen and keep Mrs. Wingard and the entire family during this time.

Brenda L Roberts, Savannah, GA

Love lives forever even beyond the grave. Your Dad has moved to his heavenly home but his love will live in your heart forever. My deepest condolences on your loss, Uncle Kevin & family.

Antwaine & Monica Davis , Durham , NC


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