Mike Lingo, age 62, resident of Coweta, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Ascension St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mike was born on November 20, 1958 and was the son of Royce Alvin Lingo and Della Ann (McMahan) Lingo. He was a 1977 graduate of Owasso High School. Mike married the love of his life, Pamela Jean Martin on August 8, 1981 in Owasso, Oklahoma.
Mike is survived by his wife of 40 years, Pamela Lingo of the home in Coweta, Oklahoma; his father, Royce Lingo of Wagoner, Oklahoma; his three children, Mychal Roland and her husband Morgan of Coweta, Oklahoma, Cindy Lunsford and her husband Ryan of Coweta, Oklahoma, and Brandon Lingo and his wife Athena of Coweta, Oklahoma; his six grandchildren, Silas Lunsford, Kevin Lingo, Jude Lingo, Lincoln Lingo, Gabriel Lingo, and Stevie Lunsford; two sisters, Cindy Snodgrass of Chouteau, Oklahoma and Kim David of Porter, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives and friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Della Ann Lingo and his parents-in-law, Bob and June Martin.
Mike was a baseball player at Claremore Junior College for two years on scholarship, then played at NSU on scholarship. Mike graduated from NSU in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He graduated from NSU in 1984 with a Master’s Degree in Education and graduated with his second Master’s Degree in 1994 in School Administration.
Coach Lingo was a football and baseball coach for many years in Pawnee and Skiatook before becoming a Principal. Mike got his first Principal job in Porter, Oklahoma and later became the Assistant Principal at Coweta High School. Mike retired as Principal of Coweta Junior High in 2010. He was so passionate about education, even in retirement, that he opened Hunting Learning Center in Broken Arrow with his sister in 2011.
Mike loved outdoor activities with his family, anything from skiing to boating at the lake, to just hanging out by the pool where he spent many hours cleaning it every summer. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, but mostly he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mike was a strong Christian man and previously served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Coweta. He is currently a member at Life.Church in Broken Arrow where he was the lead usher.
Mike has had such an impact on the lives of so many students and players over the years. Most of his former students will remember him for one thing: Every single day on the intercom he would say, “Have a great day, or not. The choice is yours!”
Visitation will be from 4:30-6:30 PM on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Brown Funeral Home in Coweta, Oklahoma. Services celebrating Mike’s life will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021 at Life.Church, 2420 E. Kenosha Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Mike will be laid to rest at Vernon Cemetery in Coweta, Oklahoma.
Pallbearers are Morgan Roland, Ryan Lunsford, Mike Wade, Jeff Fousel, Bob Snodgrass, Dan David, and Bobby Martin.
Family and friends may share memories online at www.brownfamilycares.com. The family of Mike Lingo entrusted his care and services to Brown Funeral Home & Cremations, 210 S. Broadway, Coweta, Oklahoma 74429, 918-486-5515.
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