09/02/10 — RALPH K. INGRAM

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May 13, 1922-Aug. 31, 2010

RALEIGH -- Ralph K. Ingram, 88, Raleigh, N.C., a native of Goldsboro, died Aug. 31, 2010.

Ralph was born May 13, 1922, in Goldsboro, N.C., son of Needham Bud and Rosa Jane Woodard Ingram.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Addie Louise Carr, Sept. 3, 1948. She preceded him in death in 1996. Ralph married Marion Rea Spooner in 1999, who was by his side at the time of his passing.

Ralph was, by trade, the executive vice president of Carolina Builders Corp. and a vice president with Goodman Toyota.

He served as a pilot in the Air Force during World War II, achieving the rank of major.

He was a proud graduate of North Carolina State University.

Ralph's love of community and people led him to serve as a member of the Raleigh Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, YMCA board of directors, United Carolina Bank and the North Carolina State School of Design, and he was president of Raleigh Rotary Club. He was also vice president of the Raleigh Air Force Association and a major in the Air Force Reserve.

Ralph's greatest gift, besides his family, was his ability to love and give so much of himself to others. He sacrificed countless hours as a devoted volunteer in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as stake missionary, Sunday school teacher, branch presidency counselor, stake presidency counselor, stake president, patriarch and sealer in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple.

In his final months, Ralph had been surrounded by so many friends, who came to thank him for all the love and compassion he had extended into their lives for so many years.

Ralph is survived by three children, Kermit Ingram, Spicer Ingram and Patricia Louise "Patty Lou" Sego; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a large family of loved ones and friends.

Ralph's family will accept friends Thursday evening, Sept. 2, 2010, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 5060 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, N.C., 27609.

A viewing will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, 10 to 10:45 a.m., followed by funeral services at 11 a.m.

Later that afternoon, a viewing will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Casey Funeral Home, 105 E. 1st St., Princeton, N.C., and interment to follow at Princeton Cemetery, Dr. Donnie Jones Blvd. (U.S. 70) in Princeton, N.C.

Condolences may be offered at mrsingram2@gmail.com.

Donations maybe made to Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, Durham, N.C., or LDS church mission fund.



Published in Obituaries on September 2, 2010 1:47 PM