February 02, 1926, July 29, 2017


Robert Lionel Dingle, of Beaumont, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the age of 91. He was born in Houston, on February 2, 1926, to Sybil Mable Dingle and Atress Lionel Dingle. A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Corps.

Mr. Dingle held graduate degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Education. He was employed for thirty-seven years as Professor of Mathematics at Lamar University. Mr. Dingle was an avid gardener, Life Master bridge player, legendary BBQ grill chef, and the resident family genealogist.

He and Shirley Dingle, his beloved late wife of sixty-seven years, were residents of Beaumont, Texas, for over fifty-eight years. They played gracious hosts to a myriad of events including faculty parties, bridge gatherings, and far too many holiday celebrations to count.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Margaret Dingle Richardson of Houston; sons, Robert Lionel Dingle, Jr. of Dallas and John William Dingle of Beaumont; grandchildren, Sharon Smith, Kevin Lionel Dingle, Kelly Dingle Booth, Charles Rice, Daniel Turner, and Katherine Lauren Dingle; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service and reception for Mr. Dingle will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4090 Delaware Street, Beaumont. A private family committal will be at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Memorial service
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
4090 Delaware Beaumont, TX 77706
Saturday, August 05, 2017
2:00 p. m.
private family committal
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (2)

  • Kay & John Dayton

    10 August 2017 at 18:14 | #

    sending our condolences to margaret, Bob & johnny from former neighbors on Carson drive. And also from Paige, tom, doug and alan.


  • Lois Simmons Ferrell

    04 August 2017 at 03:06 | #

    Margaret, Bobby, and John,
    Your dad had a long, and very full life, and I am so very grateful that he did. He and your mom had three great kids, and a wonderful extended family. How well I remember all the fun times at the Dingle house all of us girls had with Sybil, and now your dad can join her, and your mom in the great hereafter. Please know that all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time, but know that your parents helped all of us get through adolescence in one piece! God bless and God speed. Lois


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