Ned Pringle “Papa Ned”, 84, passed away at the VA Hospital in Little Rock, AR and gained his heavenly wings on January 23, 2020. He was born on March 19, 1935 to the late Morris and Jeneva Wilkerson Pringle in Jacksonville, FL.
Ned is survived by his son Rick Pringle (Kimberly) and leaves behind four grandchildren: Zach Pringle (Brandi Henry), Jacob Pringle, Delonie Henderson and James Cochran (Ashley) as well as 6 great grandchildren Ryder, Caydon, Destini, Kaleb, Layla and Sage. Ned also had a host of family and friends who loved him dearly and will miss him always.
Ned was reunited with his parents Morris & Jeneva Pringle, his loving wife Sandra Loper Pringle, two brother’s Herman & Kenneth and one sister Genevaor.
After graduating from Bradford High School in 1953, he went onto join the United States Air Force where he served for 4 years and upon returning home from the military, he retired after 29 years as a Little Rock Fireman in Little Rock.
He was a devoted member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) in Little Rock, AR where he enjoyed spending time with his friends. He had a passion for horse racing and was a very dedicated grandfather by making sure he never missed a birthday, football or baseball event as well as going to the Sprint car races with boys.
Ned never liked being the center of attention, so per his wishes, there will be no services. May he rest in peace and know that his legacy will live on through everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life on a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400