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Dan M. Wingard

Hot Springs, AR, 1935 - 2010

Dan M. Wingard, 75, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. A Methodist, he was born in Pine Bluff. After graduation from Watson Chapel High School, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force before attending Arkansas Tech University. He enjoyed a long career in banking, beginning as a teller and working his way to bank president, with stops in Dewitt, Warren, Little Rock, Jacksonville, West Memphis, Pine Bluff and Hamburg before retiring in Hot Springs in 2001. He served the communities and the people where he lived and worked. He was a leader of numerous civic and charitable organizations and boards. He was a constant volunteer, always helping others. Until just before his death he was a volunteer driver for the Veterans Administration transporting veterans to the VA Hospital in Little Rock. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid outdoorsman and hiker having hiked the entire Ouachita Trail with his loyal friends in the Ouachita Mountain Hikers Club. He was the consummate host, tending to every last detail making sure everyone else had a good time. He loved his family and proudly boasted of their many accomplishments. He was preceded in death by his father, James Carl Wingard; his mother, Oleta Joy Moran Wingard; his brother, James (Sonny) Wingard; and his infant twin sons, James Kelly and Daniel Wayne Wingard. He is survived by his wife, Sadie Mercer Wingard; his son, Tom Wingard and wife, Robin of Monticello; his daughter, Dana Wingard King and husband, Chris of Pine Bluff; stepchildren, Angela Marsh and husband, Blake of Warren and Cliff Joyner and wife, Traci of Kansas City; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Agnes Glover and Sue Holmes, both of Hot Springs Village and Jo Lynn Allen of Corvallis, Ore. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on August 23, 2010, at Union United Methodist Church, Rye, Ark. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Union United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Mercer, 19890 Hwy 63, Rison Ark. 71665. Guests may register at

Published August 22, 2010

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road, Hot Springs, AR
Phone: 501-525-0055