Harry P. Tingle


On Monday, March 20, 2017, God called Harry P. Tingle from his earthly home to his eternal resting place. He was born on July 29, 1950, in Selbyville, Del., son of Mary Sue Tingle and Harry Tingle Sr.

Tingle attended John M. Clayton High School in Frankford, Del. He later joined U.S. Army, serving for four years. Upon his return to Delaware, he relocated to New Castle, Del., where he began to work for the United States Postal Service in 1973. Tingle was employed with the Post Office for 33 years before he retired. He later attended college at Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington, Del., where he received his associate degree in accounting.

Tingle loved church and loved God. He attended Victory Christian Fellowship Church in New Castle, Del. His favorite scripture was “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” He loved the Bible, memorized all the scriptures and also had a DVD recorded of himself reciting each passage.

Also known to his friends and family as “Brother,” he was a loving father, brother, cousin and friend. He truly enjoyed life. He was also known best by being an entrepreneur. He was a jack of all trades, a master of none.

Tingle loved antique cars, and loved challenges and achieving them. He was an avid runner, athlete and kickboxer, to name a few. He also participated in numerous marathons. He loved sports, especially the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia Eagles.

Tingle was preceded in death by his father, Harry Tingle Sr.; stepfather, Conwell Showell Sr.; mother, Mary Sue Tingle; and a sister, Delema Mitchell. He leaves to cherish his memory his only child, Tara Tingle Thomas, and her husband, Corey, of Laurel, Del.; two grandchildren, Taylor Waters and Cortlyn Thomas of Laurel; his sisters Constance Mann and Lavern Tankard of Dagsboro, Del., and Annette Street and her husband, Victor, of Millsboro, Del., and Denise Showell, Selbyville, Del.; a brother, Conwell “Rick” Showell and his wife, Darlene; a brother-in-law, Edgar Mitchell and his wife, Teresa, of Millsboro, Del.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A celebration-of- life service was scheduled for March 25, 2017, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., officiated by the Rev. Michael Bell of Life Church of Delaware. Interment was to be private.