A life well-lived and loved, Theodore Roosevelt Ingram was called from labor to eternal reward Thursday, February 2, 2023, at his residence in Albemarle, North Carolina. Affectionately known as “Bo”, he was born February 11, 1929, in Anson County, North Carolina; and was the son of the late Jack Ingram and Sarah Craig Little. “Bo” had a larger than life persona. He never met a stranger and always availed himself to lend a helping hand to his fellowman. He was often seen driving friends for doctor appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. He even provided financial assistance for housing accommodations when needed. We give thanks to Our Almighty Savior for allowing us to share so many years with our beloved ”Bo”.
He was educated in the Stanly County public schools and graduated from Kingville High School, Albemarle. He was a member and staunch supporter of the Kingville Alumni Association. “Bo” enlisted and served his country honorably in the United States Army. At a young age he moved to New York, and there he was employed with Metro North Railways until his retirement after many years of dedicated employment.
“Bo” was a life-long member of Saints Delight Church, Albemarle. He was a Sunday School scholar and assisted with Sunday School lessons. In his leisure, he enjoyed listening to Jazz and taking photos of family and friends. Some of his other favorite pastimes were playing card games and spending time with his friends at the local barber shop. “Bo” loved fashion and was always impeccably dressed.
He was married to the former LouAnn Wright; and they celebrated twenty-two years of marriage. They had a friendship and courtship that spanned over forty-five years.
"Bo" is preceded by his daughter, Evangeline "Vangie" Bynum, son, Theodore "Teddy" Kelly, former wife, Gladys Jenkins; parents; two brothers; and a sister.
“Bo's” memory will forever be cherished by his devoted wife, LouAnn Ingram; children: Jean Burns, Pamela (Milton) Courts, Vance Jenkins, Erwin “Earl” Jenkins, Linda Blalock, Donalle Effort and Darcel (Lawrence) Moss, Joseph Jenkins and Barry Ingram; grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren ; a host of other relatives and dear friends.
“The music is quiet, the sun has set. “Bo’s” smile and kindness are memories we will never forget”
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