November 06, 2023

Lawrence Dingus, 91, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, attended Clinch Valley College, had worked at Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, retired from Virginia Iron and Coal Company and worked tirelessly at The Copper Kettle with his wife Freddie Dingus.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Freddie Dingus; parents, Walter and Maggie Dingus and brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Janice Carol Ely and spouse Darrell and Tammy Jean Blair and spouse Bob; grandson, Darrell-Dingus Ely “Bubby” and spouse Miranda; great-grandchildren, Nora Grace, Lawrence Jackson and Owen Henry; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Lawrence will be missed by all who knew him.

The family received friends on Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 12:30 p.m. till 2:00 p.m. at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va. Graveside services followed in the Dingus Family Cemetery Wise, Va.

Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, VA 24293 is in charge of arrangements.