Robert Ingram

Posted 6/22/22

CAIRO — Robert E. “Bob” Ingram, 75, of Cairo, formerly of Olney, and originally of the Paris area, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at his residence.

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Robert Ingram

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CAIRO — Robert E. “Bob” Ingram, 75, of Cairo, formerly of Olney, and originally of the Paris area, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at his residence.

A celebration of life is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Crain Funeral Home in Cairo, with the Rev. Doug Atkins officiating. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home. 

Mr. Ingram was born on Feb. 17, 1947, at Danville, the son of the late James and Margaret Newlin Ingram. He married Kay Williams in 1970, and they shared 25 years together. She preceded him in death in 1995. He later married Alda Sackberger Davis on June 1, 2006, and she survives.

He is also survived by his two sons, Scott (Courtney) Ingram of Evansville, Ind., and Mark (Michelle) Ingram of St. Louis, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Michelle (Scott) Gordon and Morgan Frayser both of Paducah, Ky.; one stepson, Tony Davis of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; grandchildren, Hannah Ingram, Seth Ingram, Sarah Ingram, Charlie Ingram, Emily Ingram, and Penelope Ingram; step-grandchildren, Matthew Riffe, Samantha Riffe, Eric Riffe, Davis Gordon, Adyn Davis, Audrey Davis, Connor Frayser and Liam Frayser; cousins, Shirley Nolan, Mary McDonald, Betty Pollitt; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his cousin, Larry Ingram.

Mr. Ingram proudly served in the Illinois National Guard from April 21, 1970, until his honorable discharge Feb. 19, 1976. He graduated from Eastern Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in business. He spent the majority of his career working for Master Halco Fence Company. At the time of his retirement, he served as a chain link product manager.

He enjoyed going fishing and playing golf in his spare time. He loved spending time with all of his grandchildren, family and friends. He was a member of the Cairo Elks Lodge 0651, Egyptian Country Club, served as president of the Olney Chamber of Commerce from 1981-1982, Eagles Club in Olney and the Olney Jaycees.

Mr. Ingram will be remembered for his sense of humor, his gentle manner and his ability to create instant and lasting friendships. Everybody loved him, and he loved everybody.

Memorial donations may be made to Cairo Elks Lodge 0651 and/or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences at www.crainsonline.com.