Wesley Robert Tingey, age 75, of Woodruff, Utah, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in an accident.
Wes was a beloved husband, father, son, grandpa, great grandpa and friend to everyone he met.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1944, to George "Francis" Tingey and Mary McKinnon in Coalville, Utah. As a young man he excelled in basketball earning the nickname as "The Floor General". He later played for Utah State University. Shortly after high school graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Argyle, on July 20, 1962, and they were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 13, 1966. Wes and Dorothy recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.
Wes was accomplished in many areas in his life. He has worked in the mines, oil field, and was a teacher and coach at South Rich High School. He has been a successful local businessman with his partner and wife for the last 34 years. His true love was ranching and the community.
He served as the President of the Cattle Company and also the Irrigation Company, often at the same time. He loved his Heavenly Father and the Savior and is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many capacities in the church from callings in Primary to Bishop, and also served nine years in the Kemmerer WY Stake Presidency. Most important to Wes is his family. He dearly knew and loved each and every one of them from the oldest to the youngest and every spouse and friend along the way.
Wes is survived by his wife Dorothy (Argyle) Tingey, and his seven children: Shawn Tingey (Vicky Ruvio), Darrin Tingey (Tonya Goff), Brian Tingey (MaryAnn Siggard), Sharilyn Tingey Hobbs, Kari Tingey Mendel (Ryan Mendel), Alisa Tingey Webb (Jon Webb), and Ty Tingey (Erin Nebeker), 29 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and others on the way.
He is also survived by his sister LouJean Whittaker, brother Fred Tingey, and sister Sheila Gunn.
Wes was preceded in death by his mother and father George Francis and Mary Tingey, his sister Verla Walker and his grandson Erik Tingey.
Wes will be missed but never forgotten by his family and friends.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Woodruff LDS Church. A visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday at the church and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Woodruff Cemetery.