Obituary: Herman V. ‘Pete’ Tingle, 94, Bardstown

Herman V. “Pete” Tingle, 94, of Bardstown, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022 at Signature of Bardstown. He was born on November 13, 1927 and grew up in Fairfield.


He retired from Buzick Lumber and Home Center, where he had worked for over 35 years. He was a US Army veteran. He was a very active 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council of Bardstown 1290. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish and was instrumental in forming the Mourning Committee and in establishing the St. Vincent from Store Paul Mission. He served the 6:30 p.m. Mass for many years.

He enjoyed working in his yard and going hunting with his father and Bootsie and fishing with his good friends Arthur and RM. He also enjoyed an annual hunting trip to Kansas with the Rogers family. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan. In his later years, he enjoyed sitting in his front yard swing, which his friend Mike Johnston had made for him, and watching the world go by.

He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Edith Brown Tingle; one brother, Willis Ray “Bootsie” Tingle; a sister-in-law, Hilda; and in-laws Norma and John Muller and Melva and Phil Stevens.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Joyce; one son, Tim Tingle; four nieces; and three nephews.

Christian Burial Mass is at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 31, 2022 at the Proto-Cathedral of St. Joseph’s Basilica with the Reverend Terry Bradshaw officiating.

Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2022 and after 8:30 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2022, with prayers at 5 p.m. Sunday at Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to St. Joseph’s Church and the St. Vincent de Paul Mission Store.

Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home is making arrangements.


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