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Joseph Leon Pringle, Jr.

May 7, 1932 July 8, 2019
Joseph Leon Pringle, Jr.
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Joseph Leon Pringle Jr., age 87, of Satsuma, Alabama passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019. Leon was born May 7, 1932 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Birdie Mae Essary Pringle and Joseph Leon Pringle. Leon was a veteran of the United States Navy and a dual member of Chickasaw United Methodist Church and Parkway Heights United Methodist Church. He was a NASA Flight Controller with Mission Control for some time. Leon was involved in the Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab Missions. He served as an engineer for Ford Motor Company, Wayne Electric, and Comcast Cable. Leon was very active in his church as well as the United Way, Boy Scouts, and Amateur Radio Association.
Leon is survived by his daughter, Cyndee (Doug) Gangawere; granddaughters, Karla (David) Constantine and Kristen (Blake) Griffin; great-grandchildren, Reagan, Alexander, Madison, and Abigail; and nephew, David (Linell) Pringle.
Leon was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Smith Pringle; son, Joseph "Bud" Leon Pringle, III; father, Joseph Leon Pringle; mother, Birdie Mae Essary Pringle; and brother, Delano Lawson Pringle.
A visitation for Leon will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Pkwy, Saraland, Alabama 36571. A celebration of life will occur Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Chickasaw United Methodist Church, 108 Lee St, Chickasaw, Alabama 36611. Visitation will be held at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg from 10 A.M. until 11:45 A.M. on Saturday, July 13, 2019
Serving as pallbearers are Glen Lowrey, Randy Carter, David Constantine, Griffin Blake, James Currie, Wayne Miller. Honorary pallbearers are Glen Jacobs, Dr. Kirk Franklin and Fred Haise.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leon's memory may be made to Chickasaw United Methodist Church, 108 Lee St, Chickasaw, Alabama 36611,

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Moore Funeral Service - Hattiesburg
805 Hardy Street Hattiesburg 39401 MS
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