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.
Jeff Jeff ,one of the most positive people on my know list . Knowing jeff made my life a little better! He will be in heaven greeting us with we arrive with that big smile!
Always positive and loved the daily Word shared with him. Know that he was hunting up to the day he passed!
Met Jeff back in his beginnings with Coca Cola. Both affiliated with retail, about the same age, and with identical hobbies and interests, we became fast friends. He was perhaps the only outside vendor who would walk into my store and make me smile when I saw him coming. I knew my day would be better for having spent some of it with my friend. Always an equal blend of business and life in general. He was among the very best of us…..a beautiful, genuine soul called home too soon. ❤️🙏🏻