January 31, 1943 - February 26, 2018
Hatley – Leron Eugene “Junior” Minga, Jr., 75, of Hatley, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at Baptist Hospital, Columbus. Born on January 31, 1943, in Amory, he was a son of the late Leron Eugene Minga, Sr., and Maxine O’Clay Fears Minga. Junior attended school in Memphis and Bradford High School, Kenosha, WI. After school, he honorably served his Country in the US Air Force. He was a Christian and grew up in the Baptist faith. In Junior’s early years, he worked at Gerhardt’s as a bartender and cook. He also was a bartender at Lake Geneva Playboy Club. Moving to Texas, he worked in the Oil Well industry. Later, he began a new career as a truck driver. Moving to Hatley to take care of his mom, Junior continued to drive coast-to-coast. He drove for Watkins, Old Dominion and retired from FedEx. Junior was a member of the American Legion Post 25 in Amory and was a Mason with the Grand Lodge of Texas. Family was most important to him. Junior had a great personality, never met a stranger, was always jolly and enjoyed telling jokes. Having a big heart for people and being outdoors, he loved feeding his birds. He enjoyed cars and trucks. An outdoorsman, he loved deer and elk hunting, fishing and watching nature programs. Junior was a NASCAR fan and an avid football fan, rooting for the Packers and the Bears. He enjoyed listening to the Blues. He is survived by his brother, Bob Minga (Terri), Kenosha, WI; nephews, Brandon Minga (Angela) and Matthew Minga (Molly); great-niece, Madisyn. His funeral service will be at 2 PM, Sunday, March 11 at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Buddy and Phillip Minga; Bobby Jones; Brandon and Matthew Minga; Johnny and Douglas Fears. Visitation will be from 1 – 1:50 PM, Sunday. Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at EEPickleFuneralHome.com.
Hatley – Leron Eugene “Junior” Minga, Jr., 75, of Hatley, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at Baptist Hospital, Columbus. Born on January 31, 1943, in Amory, he was a son of the late Leron Eugene Minga, Sr., and Maxine... View Obituary & Service Information
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