Charles “Dud” Ingram
Charles “Dud” Ingram, 79, of Hampton, went to meet his God on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, surrounded by his faithful wife of 58 years, Joyce (Norman) Ingram, and only daughter, Cindy Janine Ingram Jones, after a 13-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Dud attended Tiger Valley and Cloudland High School, Class of ’58. He grew up on Whitehead Hill in Roan Mountain. He left, at age 18, to go North for work at Ford Motor Company from which he retired after 31 years of service. He returned home to his beloved Tennessee Mountain Home and enjoyed many years before succumbing to his dreaded disease. He was the son of Malone Ingram and Georgia McKinney Ingram.
In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by his most precious grandsons, Jacob (Kaitlin) Jones, Coby Jones, Jonah Jones and Conor Jones; son-in-law, Bret Jones; brothers, Jack Ingram, Harold “Tom” Ingram and Rick Ingram; and sisters, Gail Sluder and Kaye Ingram Byrd. He loved many and was loved by many.
Private graveside services will be conducted Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Bret Jones, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Bret Jones, Jack Ingram, Jacob Jones, Conor Jones, Jonah Jones and Coby Jones. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Avalon Hospice, nurse Penny Whitehead, caregiver Gina Fugate and Dr. Amy Proffitt. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Ingram family.