Lee Tingle Obituary, Death – Over the past weekend, Coach Lee Tingle, who was battling a rare brain disease, lost his battle with the illness and passed away at the age of 52. The town of Pascagoula has just received some disheartening news.A diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was made less than two months ago for Tingle, who was a well-liked member of the Pascagoula community and coached baseball at Resurrection Catholic. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is fatal.
Tingle spent his childhood in Pascagoula, which is also his birthplace. His wife, Melissa Tingle, who is also employed at RCS as a teacher, his three children, Taylor, Ty, and Trace, as well as a grandchild named Joseph, will carry on his legacy. Tingle devoted a significant portion of his life to giving back to the Pascagoula community through the platform of youth athletics. During his tenure as manager of the Resurrection Catholic baseball team, which spanned more than a decade, he was an essential part of the Eagles’ run to the 1A State Championship this season.
Tingle coached the baseball and soccer teams at Pascagoula High School for a combined total of several years before coming to RCS to take over the helm of those programs at RCS. Tingle was also the owner of Physical Therapy Professionals, where he helped a large number of young athletes located all along the Coast recover from injuries sustained as a result of participating in sports. He was able to do this because of his involvement in the field of physical therapy.
Richie Tillman, who is the head coach of the Pascagoula baseball team, has issued a statement that can be found on Twitter. In the statement, he said, “Because of Lee Tingle, the community of Pascagoula is in a much better place today; this is one of the many reasons why his passing is causing us so much pain. We ask that you pray for Lee Tingle’s speedy recovery, as well as the recovery of his family, his many friends, his teammates, and the community of Pascagoula as a whole. Heaven just got a lot better.”