Mac Arthur Dingess, 71, a resident of Belington and more recently a resident of Fairmont, and former owner and operator of The Dingess Lumber Co., departed this life Monday, March 3, 2014, in Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont. He had been in declining health.
He was born Saturday April 25, 1942, at Crawley, Logan County, a son of the late Victor and Dixie Butcher Dingess.
He was formerly married to the former Donna Tacy Lemons, who survives at Huttonsville.
Also surviving are one brother, Charles A. “Duke” Dingess and wife, Martha, of Belington; four sisters, Bonnie D. Howes of Pensacola, Fla., Ella Ingram and Mary Ann Cassidy both of Staunton, Va., and Lois Conrad of Martinsburg; a very special friend and caretaker, Jamie L. Bender of Fairmont; also a friend, Lisa Howell of Belington; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were two infant brothers; and two sisters, Anetta Shipe and Polly Goodwin.
He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson Memorial High School with the class of 1959. He was an avid lumberman and sawyer. He loved the outdoors, fishing, old cars, collecting knives and guns, and he loved his favorite dog, Princess.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Sunday from 1-4 p.m. On Sunday, at 4 p.m., a funeral ceremony will be conducted at the funeral home. The Rev. Jim Murphy will officiate. Graveside services will take place Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Pleasant View Church Cemetery at Staunton, Va.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mac Arthur Dingess. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.