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1942 John 2024

John Lee Wingate Sr.

July 28, 1942 — February 15, 2024

Evergreen, CO

John Wingate of Evergreen, Colorado peacefully passed from this life to Jesus arms on February 15th, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. John was born on July 28, 1942, in Pitkin, Louisiana, to Vernie and Evelene Wingate. He graduated from Pitkin High School where he was known as the winner of the local rock and roll dance contest. John went on to graduate from Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he met Barbara, the love of his life. John and Barbara celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in December 2023. John and Barbara have three children and many career adventures, eventually settling in Evergreen in 1991. John owned a construction company, where he was a problem solver and employer of many. John enjoyed Ducks Unlimited, and the Rotary Club of Evergreen, as he served in many leadership roles in both organizations. John was a man of strong faith, and active in Church all his life. John will be remembered as a man who loved God, and his family and friends deeply. He had a quick sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He was always willing to be a helpful contributor in serving the needs of many. 

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Teer Wingate, his children John Lee Wingate Jr., Daniel Blake Wingate and his wife Sunni Wingate, and Melinda Wingate Tolentino and her husband John Thomas Tolentino, his grandchildren Savanah, John Blake, Summer, and Hunter, his sister Judy Cloud Wingate, and brother Robbie Wingate and his wife Judi Ann Wingate.

 A celebration of life and reception to follow will be held on February 24th, 2024, at 11:00am (doors will open at 10:30am) at Ascent Church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive, Evergreen CO 80439. A gravesite service will be held immediately to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Rd., Evergreen, CO, 80439. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory can be made to the Evergreen Rotary Foundation, PO Box 4143, Evergreen, CO 80437, to benefit international service projects he championed.

 https://www.coloradogives.org/organization/EvergreenRotaryFoundation 

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

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