Floyd Tingley had a vision for a scholarship created and funded by the Tingley family that honors the 30 years he spent as guidance councilor at Lakeview High School and also honors his four sons who all attended Lakeview High School. But most of all this scholarship honors the Tingley heritage that has come down from his Grandfather, Henry Tingley. Henry told Floyd when he was a little boy that he needed to "live like a 4x4" This was way before 4 wheel drive trucks, A 4x4 is a solid piece of wood. Henry had a piece of 4x4 that he kept next to the oil lamp that he used to read his Bible every day. On that 4x4 were carved four four letter words, WORK, PLAY, LOVE, PRAY. Henry said you need to put your best effort into these 4 areas of your life. Floyd created a copy of that 4x4 and gave it to each of his sons. His son, Dave, took up the task of carving more so that all of his grandchildren also now have a 4x4 to remind them to carry on the Tingley legacy by living a balanced life defined by their efforts in all of these 4 areas. 

Floyd's oldest Son, Phil, died on on January 20th, 2022. If you knew Phil, you know he thought flowers were a waste. So, In lieu of flowers at his funeral we are inviting people to contribute to this scholarship fund so that our family can continue to pass along this legacy of the 4x4 to Lakeview students who are seeking to make something more of themselves. 

This scholarship fund will be set up to honor that legacy by giving out a scholarship annually to a Lakeview High School senior who is pursuing a further education. 

Watch the video where Floyd talks about the legacy of Henry's 4x4.


Phillip G. Tingley, 60 of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Stoneboro, went to be in the loving arms of his Savior on January 20, 2022 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Phil was born in Meadville on November 17, 1961 to Floyd and Donna (Stalker) Tingley. He was a graduate of Lakeview High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College. He worked as a mechanical engineer for Trialon Corporation.

Phil was a member of the Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church in Greenville and loved to serve the Lord. He enjoyed being outdoors, kayaking and bicycling. He was a talented writer, writing many plays and published works. He was a handyman who could fix and build almost anything. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Phil was married to his beloved wife, Amy L (Scott) Tingley on November 28, 1987, she survives at home.

In addition to his wife and parents, Phil is survived by his son; Ethan (Bree) Tingley of Grove City, brothers; David (Jennifer) Tingley of Lexington, VA, Thomas (Joette) Tingley of Stoneboro, and Steven (Mary) Tingley of Stoneboro, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. Stoneboro & Sandy Lake.

Visitation will take place at Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 805 Vernon Road, Greenville, from 10 am – 11 am on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. A service will follow visitation at 11 am at the church. Masks will be required at the church. The service will be streamed on the church’s Youtube Page.

Private interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery.