Jeffrey S. Lingrosso Jr. age 52 of Alliance entered eternal glory in the early morning hours of December 20, 2021. After a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer for the last 18 months, he passed unexpectedly from an unseen complication. He was born May 18, 1969, to Linda (Burchett) Hoffer and Jeffrey S. Lingrosso Sr in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Valley High School in Lucasville, Ohio in 1987, Jeff served in the United States Army. He spent several years in Florida and attended college ultimately, deciding to hit the road driving the big truck. Jeff met Amy on October 9, 1999, and married May 20, 2000. He was always proud to tell people about their love story and deep friendship. He wanted everyone to have the love they found. Jeff strived to find a career that he loved and did so by joining the Coca Cola family in 2003 as a side load delivery driver. He obtained his associates degree in Business Management from Shorter College in Rome, Georgia and continued to work his way up to a District Sales Manager.
Jeff never knew a stranger, continually lent a hand to those in need, and blessed others every chance he could. Jeff never sat still. He just didn’t know how! He always wanted to learn the most he could about every hobby or project, so he could master it. He was obsessed with fishing for walleye, boating, hunting, poker, classic (fast and loud) cars, golfing, working out, music of all kinds, cooking special dishes for his family and friends. Christmastime was his favorite time of year and was known to start singing “White Christmas”, as early as February. Jeff was a passionate soul, loved fiercely, had Jesus in his heart and put his family first in all things. His legacy (and his unforgettable smile) will live on through the many lives that he touched. Yet, in his humility he never fully understood just how much he meant to all of us.
Jeff is preceded in death by his mother, Linda and grandparents, William and Cuba Burchett, Violet Burchett and Anthony Lingrosso.
Jeff leaves behind his wife and best friend of 21 years, Amy (Willard) Lingrosso; sons, Jacob and Corey (Courtney Wilkerson); his “adopted daughter”, Lindsey H. Atwood of Georgia; his grandsons, Jace (and his baby brother, Sawyer), Alex, and Vladimir; father, Jeff (Jean) Lingrosso; stepfather, William “Bill” Hoffer; grandmother, Helen Lingrosso; brothers, Travis (Apple) Lingrosso of North Carolina, Nathan (Michele) Lingrosso of Florida and Daniel (Brandi) Lingrosso of Kentucky; father-in-law, Randy (Tina) Willard; sister-in-law, Kristi (Josh) Armstrong; brother-in-law, Michael Willard; step-sister, Tammy Hoffer of Florida. He was “uncle Jeffy” to a clan of nieces and nephews; has a multitude of cousins, countless friends; and of course, his fur babies, Cash and Josie.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, December 26 from 1-3pm at Louisville Church of Christ located at 1520 California Ave., Louisville, Ohio 44641. Funeral service will begin at 3pm with Micah Norcom officiating. Graveside services will take place Monday, December 27 at 10am at Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville, officiated by Pastor Kirk Martin. Those attending services are asked to please wear masks and practice social distancing.