Let the memory of Chris be with us forever
  • 42 years old
  • Born on November 5, 1972 .
  • Passed away on July 24, 2015 .

Christopher William Tingen, 42, a lifetime resident of Granville County, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

A native of Granville County, he was the son of Terry Wayne Tingen and Judy Thompson Smith. He was a member of Gray Rock United Methodist Church and was a barber with his father in their family business.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 27, 2015 at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford by Rev. Kathryn Johnson. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford.

Surviving other than his parents are his stepmother, Karen Tingen of Oxford; three sisters; Jennifer Tagsold (Steve) of Raleigh, Jessica Talley (Jacob) of Oxford, and Riketa Smith of Oxford; his grandmother, Dorothy H. Tingen of Oxford; fiancée, Lisa Leonard Singleton of Oxford; a niece, Savannah Tagsold; and his uncle, Johnny Thompson and wife Martha.

Visitation will be held prior to the service July 27, 2015 at Eakes Funeral Home from 12:00 – 2:00 and at other times at the home of Terry Tingen.

Flowers are accepted or memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Posted by Ben Currin on 5th November 2018
Happy Birthday Chris!!!
Posted by Donald Bufkin on 8th August 2015
Hey Terry and Family, Hunter just told me about Chris passing, my thoughts and prayers are with your family..Even though I'm not there, I'll miss him too. A greay son I'm sure. Donald
Posted by GARY SEAMANS on 28th July 2015
Terry, I am so sorry for your loss, came by Friday to get a hair cut, had no idea Chris was sick. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Will see you soon.
Posted by Mary Lombard on 28th July 2015
Mr. Tingen: Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time of grieving the loss of Chris. We have only known you and Chris for a few years. It was mostly Chris that cut my son Aaron's hair. Chris always had a smile on his face, kind words and engaging conversation with Aaron. I pray that God will continue to bless you and strengthen in all ways. Mary and Aaron Lombard
Posted by Jackie Nelson on 27th July 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Posted by Sidney Moody on 27th July 2015
Terry, I only met you and Chris a few years back. Always good light hearted conversations with both of you. Chris was one of the good guys and will be missed. You, your family and he have lots of friends including me that are truly sorry for your loss. Time will help ease the pain.
Posted by Joseph Sharon on 27th July 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Chris will be missed dearly. From my one of my earliest memories, it has been Mr. Tingen, or Chris that cut my hair. Chris was always a great man with a wonderful heart. He would always smile and get me laughing each time I would see him. Know that you all will be in my prayers and God has called him home and given him peace. Chris I will miss you brother.
Posted by Kenneth Woodlief on 27th July 2015
Chris wll be miss.Sorry for your lost he was a good person and he will be truly miss
Posted by Ben Currin on 26th July 2015
To Terry & the entire family---I am deeply saddened by the untimely loss of Chris. It was a joy to come into the barbershop, not just to get a haircut, but to enjoy all the fishing conversations, and all the many subjects we covered. May God grant you the peace you all will need in the coming days--I know he will!!
Posted by Ronald Ragland on 26th July 2015
He was always a Southern Gentleman. We will miss him. Ronald Ragland Raleigh, N.C.
Posted by Alice Newton-Jones on 26th July 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family are in our prayers from Texas. We are related through my grandmothers side of the family Pearl Tingen Newton. Chris was taken to soon, yet he is in peace now. May God Comfort you through this difficult time.
Posted by Stephen Luffman/ Lake Cou... on 26th July 2015
Terry and family: So sorry for the loss of Chris. I enjoyed coming by from time to time and visiting with you guys and talking fishing. I pray that God will comfort you in the difficult days and months ahead.
Posted by Kinshasha Hawkins on 25th July 2015
Sending prayers and support to the family and friends of my fellow classmate, Chris. May you have healing during this challenging time.
Posted by Larry & Peggy Jackson on 25th July 2015
Judy, We are both saddened to hear of the loss of your son. As you know, we have not long ago traveled that road. Hold to the good memories that you have and he will always be with you. Also know that GOD knows what is best in all situations and hold on to that idea. God took care of you son before you had him and now He is looking after him and also taking care of him now. I know at a time like this words seem cheap but be strong and wake each morning with the saying GOD you are in charge today. We are both here for you if any thing we can do for you or if you just want to talk. Larry & Peggy Jackson
Posted by Dave Currin on 25th July 2015
I am so sorry about Chris' passing. It was his "turn" to cut my hair. From Grandma and all the way through the family this is so sad. You will be in my prayers. My best, Dave Currin

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