G. Ray Ingram
G. Ray Ingram, age 91, of Remlinger Road, Crestline, died Saturday evening, October 13, 2007 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
Ray was born September 21, 1916 in Frenchburg, Menifee County, Kentucky, the son of the late John Miles and Nora Myrtle (Staton) Ingram.
In 1936 he moved to Shelby and began his working career at the Shelby Bicycle Company. He worked there until 1942, when he took a job at the Pennsylvania Railroad, where he retired as an engineer in 1978. Ray was a member of Arcana Lodge #272 in Crestline, where he had been Past Master, Scottish Rite Bodies of Canton, Baku Grotto, and Bucyrus Chapter #3 Order of Eastern Star. Ray was an avid hunter – hunting big game in many states and Canada. After these hunting trips, he had many stories to share. He enjoyed golfing and was a former member of the Shelby Country Club for many years. He was also proud to be a Kentucky Colonel.
Ray is survived by his wife, Barbara Gantzler Moon Ingram whom he married on September 30, 1992; 2 sons and spouses: Wayne and Barbara Ingram and Stanley and Darlene Ingram all of Shelby; 4 daughters and spouses: Cynthia and Howard Gordon of Shelby, Bonnie Hall of Lexington, Gloria Turner of Shelby, and Kathy and Bill Morton of Richmond, TX; a brother and spouse: Arthur and Phyllis Ingram of Shelby; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 stepsons: Alan Moon of Mt. Vernon and Lynn Moon of Mansfield; 1 step daughter: Pam Shetler of Mansfield; numerous step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eileen May Henry Ingram in 1977, and by 4 brothers, Seebert Ingram, Eathern Ingram, Bertis Ingram, and Richard Ingram.
Friends may call on Thursday, October 18, 2007 from 6-9 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where Masonic services will be conducted at 8:30 PM by the Crestline Lodge. Funeral services will be on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home conducted by Rev. Edward Gayheart and Rev. Don Wilson. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at penwellturner.com