Obituary of George Thomas Lingo Sr.
George Thomas Lingo Sr. passed away surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren on March 3, 2022, at the age of 72. He was a native of Metairie, Louisiana, and a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, for the past 51 years. George was born on November 20, 1949 to the late John R. Lingo Sr. and Mercedes C. Lingo. George is the beloved husband of 51 years to June Z. Lingo. He is the cherished father of George T. Lingo Jr. (Jennifer), June L. Speir (David), and Billy M. Lingo (Lacie); proud and loving grandfather of Drew Speir (Bailey), Aaron Speir (Hannah), Madison Lingo, Sophia Lingo, Emma Lingo, Delaney Speir, Cooper Lingo, and Beaux Lingo; and proud and loving great-grandfather of Magnolia Speir. George is also survived by two sisters, Mary Mullen and Carol Firmin; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; as well as his beloved pets, Lola and Buster.
In addition to his parents, George is preceded in death by three siblings: John Lingo, Mercedes Barraco, and Earl Lingo.
George was raised in Metairie, Louisiana, and resided there until the age of 21 when he married the love of his life, June, on December 5, 1970. They then moved to Slidell to start their life together and eventually raise a family. George was a member of UA Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 60 and was employed with Gallo Mechanical Contractors for over 37 years when he retired.
Hunting, fishing, bird watching, and feeding the squirrels were some of George’s favorite pastimes but his great passion, outside of spending time with his family, was drag racing. Since he was very young, he had a love for all things fast. George was a charter member of the International Drag Bike Association and a multi-world record holder who raced all over the country and loved to take his family along as his pit crew.
George will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, as well as being known as a hardworking, honest, and funny person and a loyal friend. The world is a better place because George was in it and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We have peace knowing that he is now riding his motorcycle on heaven’s streets of gold.
A special thanks to the entire staff at Slidell Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room and the S-ICU for the amazing care that George received in his final days.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Audubon Funeral home located at 61101 Highway 11 in Slidell, Louisiana 70458. A funeral service officiated by Pastor Mike Lairsey of Riverlife Fellowship will begin in the chapel at 5:00 p.m. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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