Alan H. “Al” Ringgold

August 17, 1939 - December 11, 2022

Alan H. “Al” Ringgold, age 83, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

Born in Middletown, DE, on August 17, 1939, he was a son of the late Edward Ringgold and Mary F. (Ash) Benson. Al proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a retired laborer with the Port of Wilmington.

Al was an avid reader and walker. He enjoyed traveling and watching cowboy movies.

In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by his son, Devin Ringgold; twin brother, Robert Ash; sisters, Annette Blake, Charlotte Livingston, and Constance Saunders. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Claudette E. (Bush) Ringgold; son, Alan Ringgold (Crystal); siblings, Marjorie Fields, Janice Garnett (Felix), Patricia Groce (Josh), Merilyn Vincent, and James Benson (Patty); grandchildren, Tekeia, Devin, Qourtney, Shakira, Rapheal, and Amani; and 6 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.


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8 Condolences for Alan H. “Al” Ringgold

  • Rest in peace from Sandy Grinnage

  • We would like to offer our sincere condolences and prayers, to the family.

  • To the family:Prayers and condolences being sent to the family.Rest In Heavenly Peace.

  • My Deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Claudette and the entire Ringgold family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    May you be comforted knowing our God Jehovah hears our prayers for you. And his spirit for strength will be with You! We look forward to Gods promise to see our loved ones again.
    Much Love & Affection, Saundra B.

  • Our Dear Ringgold Family, we wish to express our prayers and sympathy on the passing of Alan “Al”. May Jehovah continually sustain you during your grieven.
    Jean and Jim Thomas (Florida)

  • Uncle Alan even though your gone, you will never be forgotten. We will always remember the way you made us laugh, always jovial and in high spirits you always made other people’s day a little bit brighter You will be missed, your nephew. Keith

  • So Sorry to hear the loss of cousin Alan, he always had a nice smile and a good lottery number to play.. hold onto all those beautiful memories… God has gained another Angel..sending prayers and hugs to the family at this time of loss🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • God create a good man with a good loving heart for his family and friends. you will truly be miss. love always Vanessa & Family