Paul Shingler Jr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Memorial and graveside services for Paul Edwin Shingler Jr., 68, formerly of Bainbridge and Donalsonville, Ga., will be held at a later date.

Born March 14, 1942, in Bainbridge, Mr. Shingler died on Friday, June 18, 2010, in Columbia, S.C.

He was a graduate of Seminole County High School, where he was a Star Student, and an alumnus of the University of Georgia. From 1966-1985, he was Dealer Principle-President of Shingler Motors Inc., a General Motors dealership, where customers came from all over to buy vehicles from “Crazy Ed.”

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From 1985 until his death, he was an independent estate, financial and insurance practitioner. He was an Ordained Deacon and Elder (PCUSA); past president of the Bainbridge Rotary Club; president of the Committee 100 for Industry; president and board chairman of the American Cancer Society; Zone, Region & National Dealer Council, Pontiac Motor Division; and Zone Dealer Council, GMC Truck Division.

An Eagle Scout, he was a strong advocate of scouting, an activity in which he actively participated for 38 years through the Suwanee River and Atlanta councils. A loyal follower and fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, he was president and co-founder of the Deep South Georgia Bulldog Club. A licensed pilot, he loved flying and knew all airplanes by make and model.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Herring Shingler; a daughter, Mary Margaret Hyatt of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a son, Paul Edwin Shingler III, of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Susan Shingler of Lawrenceville, Ga.; his brothers, Harris Martin and Leon Theodore Shingler, both of Donalsonville; his mother-in-law, Myrle Jordan Herring and the entire Herring family of Bainbridge; two grandsons and many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dunbar Funeral Home in Columbia, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.