Terry D Wingard

July 23, 1949May 10, 2015
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LEXINGTON - Terry D. Wingard, 65, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Wingard was born on July 23, 1949 in Lexington, SC to the late Elbert Bruce Wingard and Katherine Lindler Wingard. He was predeceased by his brother, Larry. Survivors include his wife, Hope Corley Wingard, and his children, Troy Wingard (Kathy Coleman), Lisa King (Chris), and Jason Wingard, and two grandchildren James and Kathryn King. Chief Wingard served in many Southwest Asia deployments and two mobilizations with the South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG). He was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia), Operation Southern Watch (Qatar), Operation Northern Watch (Turkey), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Qatar). Chief Wingard retired from the 169th Fighter Wing of SCANG after 40 years of dedicated full-time service to his state and nation. He is an active participant with the Swamp Fox Retiree’s Group from McEntire Joint National Guard Base and believes in supporting our veterans, current service members and their families. He has been a key volunteer with Operation Thank You and has served as vice president of that organization since 2013. Chief Wingard also actively served as national vice president for the Noncommissioned Officer Academy Graduate Association. He and Hope were named SCANG State Family of the Year in 1999 for their outstanding example of volunteer service and continued dedication to SCANG and Family Readiness. At his 2009 retirement, Chief Wingard was recognized by the SC State Legislature by concurrent resolution for his 40 years of service. He was also a lifetime member of the ANG CCM Alumni Association and the Enlisted National Guard Association of South Carolina. Above all, Chief Wingard cherished his faith, his family, his country, and his service to others. A special thank you to Kathy Haney and her family for all of their love and support. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Donations may be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church ( and Operation Thank You (


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 14, 2015

Terry D Wingard

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Earl Scoggins

July 17, 2015

Sad Times...I am late hearing about this...He was a good man...always smiling. A good mentor. I served with him in Desert Shield/Storm and for many years at McEntire....

Fredna Wessinger

May 18, 2015

Hope and family, may I say that I am so sorry for the loss of Terry, a genuine loved one that will never be forgotten. Memories from High School and cookouts at the Lindler's are few among all the great accomplishments that he did well. May God give you Peace and comfort at this saddened time.

May 17, 2015

It is sad to know that Terry has passed away. In my years at McEntire, Terry always had a big smile and a pleasant word for everyone. He will be missed. My sympathies
to his family.
Msgt (Retired)Travis Abernathy
Green Mountain, North Carolina


May 16, 2015

My dear friend Hope. I was so sorry to hear about Terry. Just know that I am here for you anytime when you need it. My prayers are with you and your family.

May 16, 2015

Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Wingard family. Kevin & Brenda Ridenour

Betty Richardson Graham

May 15, 2015

I send my deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers. Sorry for your loss. God is with you.

Charlotte & Larry Jumper

May 14, 2015

Hope did not find this until today. I am so sorry for you great loss, I was so glad I got to see you last night. I am praying for God to wrap his loving arms around you and the children and give you all the peace and understanding that only he can give. Terry was one of the greatest men and friends I have ever known, he always had a smile on his face, and never met a stranger. If you ever want to talk, I am just a phone call away, love you sweet lady. Please know that Larry & I are praying for you and the family.

Steven Seiler

May 14, 2015

For the Wingard Family I send my deepest condolences our prayers are with you all.

Philip Barber

May 14, 2015

From Philip Barber I send condolences!

Charles Caldwell

May 14, 2015

To the Wingard Family I send my sincere heart felt prayers and condolences, Terry and I called each other bald headed buddy I'm so sorry that he is gone maybe he will ask God to take care of us all. Prayers and hope for the family! Cod from the 169 motor pool!