Jackie Ray Dingess, 63, North Manchester, died at 4:43 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne. On June 6, 1956, Jackie was born in West Virginia to Ray and Cora Lee (Dalton) Dingess.
Jackie was a man that enjoyed working on old hot rods and other types of cars. He could often be heard singing bluegrass, country, and classic rock. He relaxed by fishing and building toy houses. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and was proud of his close knit family. Jackie started working at Midwest Poultry then onto United Technologies until they went out of business. After United Technologies, he worked as a mechanic for a year then started at Midwest Poultry and worked there from 1992 to 2009. On Nov.r 4, 1988, Jackie married Tana (Fivecoat) Helton.
Jackie will be missed by his wife, Tana Dingess, North Manchester; three sons Jackie R. Dingess and Joshua Dingess both of Laketon, and Stacy (Angie) Helton, Columbia City; one daughter Brandy (Tyler) Rash, Grabill; two brothers Wallace Dingess, Servia, and Oscar Dale (Kathy) Dingess, North Manchester; six sisters Christean Calloway, Deloris J. Horne, Carolyn R. (Randy) France, Pamela K. Craft all of North Manchester, Virgie M. (Jake) Shepherd, Servia, and Mildred G. (Randy) Eckman, Lincolnville; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Bobbie and Allen Dingess, and one sister Madeline Shanklin.
Friends and family may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114W, North Manchester. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, with one hour of calling prior to the service at the funeral home. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate and burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Servia.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Jackie Dingess, memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 921 East 86th Street No.150, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or National Kidney Foundation, 911 East 86th Street No.100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.