Glenn Luther Dingler

We received sad news from Rob Dingler yesterday about his father, Glenn Dingler. Glenn passed away on January 21. Glenn and his wife Jessie hosted the 2007 reunion in Little Rock, and they were regulars at the reunion for many years.

Glenn’s obituary is included below. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials to Partners in Progress, a medical mission to take staff and supplies up rivers in third world countries (PO Box 13989, Maumelle, AR 72113, or Windsong Church of Christ, 3 Windsong Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72113).

Our thoughts are with Glenn’s family and friends.

Glenn Luther Dingler
of North Little Rock, Arkansas
March 28, 1930 – January 21, 2022

After a short illness, Glenn Luther Dingler went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 21, 2022. Glenn was born in Pine Valley, Oklahoma on March 28, 1930, to Luther and Blanche Dingler. He later moved with his family to Kirby, Arkansas. He was the oldest of four children. Before he was married, Glenn served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He ended his military career in 1953 as a Corporal. On November 4, 1955, Glenn married Jessie Marie (Gilbert) Dingler. They had three sons. Their marriage lasted 57-years, until Jessie’s death in 2013.

Glenn retired in 1992 after a 37-year career from Arkla Gas Company (now CenterPoint Energy), where he started as a warehouse employee and worked up to Purchasing Manager. He served as President of the Arkansas Purchasing Management Association of Arkansas, the President of the Optimist Club of Greater Little Rock, and the President of the Arkla Retired Employees Association. His sons love to tell a funny story when radio disc jockey Craig O’Neil, famous for his on-air practical jokes, called up the Optimist Christmas Tree Sales Lot. Glenn answered the phone, and Craig, acting as an employee of the Little Rock Zoo, wanted to bring a sick Yak to the Christmas Tree lot to eat its native food, Christmas Trees. We still get a chuckle out of this story whenever it is told.

Glenn loved to play golf and travel to Dingler family reunions. (All of the U.S. Dingler families hale from one young German ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War as a mercenary for the British until he changed sides to fight against tyranny with the American forefathers). Glenn also enjoyed serving in social organizations and church. He was a deacon at the 6th and Izard Church of Christ for many years. When the church moved out to Maumelle, becoming Windsong Church of Christ, Glenn and Jessie followed along, continuing to worship with them. They even went on several foreign mission trips to Romania, Kosovo, and Myanmar, teaching English from the Bible. After losing his bride, Glenn continued serving as a deacon at Windsong until recently, when his memory began to fail.

In addition to his parents and wife, Jessie, Glenn was preceded in death by his brother, Eldon Dingler. He is survived by his three sons, Robert, Michael, and Steven, and their wives and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Doyce Dingler of Arlington, TX, and his younger sister, Euvis Patterson of Visalia, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice Home Care for making Glenn’s final days pain-free and peaceful. They would also like to thank the Avenir Assisted Living Facility staff for their excellent care for Glenn, particularly during these trying times of Covid.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Partners in Progress, a medical mission to take staff and supplies up rivers in third world countries (PO Box 13989, Maumelle, AR 72113, or Windsong Church of Christ, 3 Windsong Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72113.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 27, at 1:00 p.m. and funeral services at 2:00 p.m. at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock. Interment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park.

Back in 2008, I added a couple of posts about the Dingler and Sticher cemetery in Douglas County, Georgia. (March 22, 2008 post and May 31, 2008 post) after receiving information from Sandy Whittington, the Chairman of the Douglas County Cemetery Preservation Committee. Sandy emailed me again recently to let me know that the cemetery received its annual cleaning last month.

Every Thursday, they work with an inmate crew and deputy to clean the fifty-seven abandoned cemeteries in the county. This ensures that every cemetery gets an annual cleaning. Sandy said that the cemetery was grown up some, but that it and the other cemeteries don’t get too overgrown thanks to the annual cleaning schedule.

If you’re in the area and want to visit the cemetery, check out the posts I referenced above for additional information. I’d like to give Sandy and her organization a big shout out.  You can find out more about the Douglas County Cemetery Preservation Committee on the Douglas County website.


The Saturday night dinner for the Dingler reunion will be at 5 PM at the Sagebrush Steakhouse. We will be ordering off the menu and each party will be responsible for their own check. We will have a private room and a small spillover area just outside the room.

Sagebrush Steakhouse
140 Regency Center Dr
Mooresville, NC 28117

Directions from the Hotel

  1. Depart Norman Station Blvd toward NC-150 / W Plaza Dr — 0.2 mi
  2. Turn left onto NC-150 / W Plaza Dr – 0.4 mi
  3. Turn right onto Regency Center Dr – 0.2 mi
  4. Arrive at 140 Regency Center Dr

A number of photos were posted by Linda Ayres at USGenWeb Archives pages for Clay County, Alabama.

Casper Dee Dingler born Apr 21, 1900 died Mar 28, 1960 Jefferson County AL. (Link to Photo)
He was the son of Frank Dingler & Delia Amos

Dingler, Frank And Family ca 1920 (Link to Photo)
Center: Frank M. Dingler 1856-1924
Female center: Roxie McCollum-Dingler
Male sitting: J. Thomas Dingler
The two younger males are thought to be Clyde & Kermit Dingler. The male standing to the left is throught to be Dee Dingler

Dingler, J. Thomas And Roxie McCollum Wedding ca 1910 (Link to Photo)

Dingler, James Thomas ca 1935 (Link to Photo)
James Thomas Dingler born 4/10/1889,died 8/12/1946
Son of Frank Dingler & Delia Amos

Dingler, James Thomas And Family ca 1925 (Link to Photo)
James Thomas Dingler and wife Roxie McCollum and children

Dingler, Jesse Junior ca 1945 (Link to Photo)
Jesse Junior Dingler and Unknown

Dingler, Kermit (Link to Photo)
Son of J. Thomas Dingler & Roxie McCollum

Dingler, Kermit  And Clyde ca 1930 (Link to Photo)
Clyde E. Dingler 14 Jun 1906     02 Aug 1940
Kermit Dingler   14 Dec 1915     05 Mar 1978
Sons of J. Thomas Dingler & Roxie McCollum

Dingler, Kermit & Laura Elizabeth Graben McCollum (Link to Photo)
Laura Elizabeth Graben-McCollum and Kermit Dingler son of J.T. Dingler & Roxie McCollum.





From William Dingler Paige:

At the Mobile Reunion, I announced that I was in the process of compiling the Dingler Family Newsletter package 1980-2004 (176 pages) onto a CD. That task is now complete. I can provide a CD for $10.00 postpaid, or will have copies available at the Chattanooga Reunion. I have moved again (what–not again) so my new mailing address is:

William Dingler Paige
5162 Highbury Circle
Sarasota FL 34238
Telephone: (941) 924-9389

I still have “Dinglers of the South” on CD for $20.00 postpaid as well.