George Pringle Jr., age 91, of Dover, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in Community Hospice’s Truman House, New Philadelphia.
Born March 27, 1926 in New Philadelphia, he was a son of the late George M. and Agnes Moliski Hency Pringle. George graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1944, and went on to serve honorably with the United States Navy during the Second World War. He married Hazel Hawk on January 31, 1948, and the two reared three children and shared 65 years of marriage prior to Hazel’s passing on July 1, 2013.
George was employed by the Ohio Power Co. (now A.E.P.) from which he retired after 38 years of service. He began as a lineman and ended as a training consultant, and a portion of his career was in Apple Creek where he was a supervisor. In retirement, George volunteered, along with Hazel, delivering Mobile Meals. The couple caravanned in their motorhome along with friends and visited much of the United States. George also enjoyed woodworking and loved to play golf.
He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia, where he was a trustee, chairman of the finance committee and belonged to the church’s senior citizens. George also was a member of the Apple Creek American Legion and Lions Club, the New Philadelphia Elks Lodge, and greatly enjoyed visiting the Tuscarawas County Senior Ctr. in Dover.
Survivors include his daughter, Becky Chenevey of Dover; his sons, Larry (Teresa) Pringle of Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska, and Mark (Kim) Pringle of Dover; his grandchildren, Marne, Emily, Rosie, Alissa, Jarrod, Paige, Ashley, Matt and Amanda; his great-grandchildren, Kameron, Jefferey, Elliott, Hannah, William, Desilynn, Gracie and Landon; his sisters, Dorothy Burkholder and Kay Deibel, both of New Philadelphia; his brother, Jim (Joann) Pringle, also of New Philadelphia; and his many special nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, and his beloved wife, Hazel, George was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Steve Chenevey; his sisters, Mildred Riker, Clara Quillen, Sarah Fielding and Eleanor Hawkins; and his brother, George Hency.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, Dover, on Sunday, January 7, 3 - 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 8, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home, with Pastor Jon Long officiating. Burial will be in Dover Burial Park. Following the committal, there will be a luncheon in the Famous Endings Museum at Toland-Herzig. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of George, please visit the obituaries link on the funeral home’s website.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Freda and Linda for the loving care they provided to George, as well as the wonderful care provided by everyone at Truman House - Thank You So Very Much!
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 156 Beaver Ave. N.E., or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., both addresses at New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.