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Charles Kistner Pringle

May 13, 1931 — March 10, 2024

Biloxi

Charles “Chuck” Kistner Pringle, 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Biloxi on March 10, 2024. A longtime resident of Biloxi, he was born in Avon Park, Florida, on May 13, 1931. 

 A devoted family man, Mr. Pringle is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.V. Pringle; a brother, Vernon Pringle; and his son-in-law, Steve Brooks. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ann Slayden Pringle; his daughter, Caroline Brooks; two sons, Charles Pringle, Jr. (Anne); and Rives Pringle (Shelley). In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren: Kendall Gregory (Anne), Charlie Pringle (Catherine), William Pringle (Peyton), Caroline Johns (Michael), Cecilia Coulter (Jake), Elizabeth Pringle, and three great- grandchildren.

 A well-educated man, Charles graduated from Biloxi High School in 1949 and attended Southern Methodist University before transferring to the University of Mississippi. Many academic awards and memberships were bestowed upon him during this time at Ole Miss. Among them were graduating Magna Cum Laude and memberships in Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Delta Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, Pi Kappa Pi, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Charles also enjoyed working on the university newspaper. After his graduation, Mr. Pringle enrolled in the University of Mississippi School of Law. During his law school years, he continued to excel academically, belonging to the prestigious Phi Alpha Delta and the Mississippi Law Journal. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and began clerking for Federal Judge Ben Cameron.      

In 1956 he began a long, active law practice. He was honored by his selection as one of the best Real Estate attorneys in the United States. In addition, Charles was the first Republican elected to the Mississippi Legislature since Reconstruction. He was an active member of both the Harrison County and Mississippi State Bar Associations. Mr. Pringle retired in 2006 after 50 years of practice. 

 His life reflected his civic and social concerns. He served as a member of the Jaycees and as President of the Metropolitan Dinner Club. He was a 60- year member of the Biloxi Rotary Club until his death and had served as President of the Cancer Society for both the State of Mississippi and Harrison County.  A member of the Order of Mithras, Charles served that organization as both President and King. He was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church of Biloxi for over 70 years, serving as Elder and Deacon, as well as leading the administration of the Sunday School program for decades.

 Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Biloxi on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, with visitation at 10:00 and the service at 11:00. The graveside service is private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’s memory to First Presbyterian Church, Biloxi or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church of Biloxi

1340 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church of Biloxi

1340 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530

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