Tifton Gazette


February 24, 2014

Ray S. Ingle Sr.

SYCAMORE — Ray S. Ingle Sr., 76, of Sycamore died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ocilla Church of God, with the Rev. Clayton Dowd and Jerry Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Irwinville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Paulk Funeral Home in Ocilla.

Mr. Ingle was born Dec. 25, 1937, in Hendersonville, N.C. to the late Hugh Raymond and Pauline Merle Ingle. Mr. Ingle was a resident of Asheville, N.C. for many years before retiring in April 2003 and moving to the community. While Mr. Ingle lived in North Carolina, he was a truck driver for Blue Ridge Trucking and the Teamsters Union. He was a long-time member of the Biltmore Church of God in Asheville, N.C., where he served as assistant treasurer. He enjoyed spending time with his brother-in-law Gerald Pirkle, enjoyed NASCAR and fishing, and loved his family dearly. Mr. Ingle was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a member of Ocilla Church of God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret I. Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Barber Ingle of Sycamore; children, Ray S. Ingle Jr. of Irwinville, Mandy I. Dix of Sycamore, and Jon and Robbie Ingle of Lake Charles, La.; grandchildren,  Raye Harper, Cory Dix, Jordan Fincher and Colton Ingle; great-grandchildren, Kylee, Madison and Conner Harper; a brother, Joe and Darlene Ingle of Ayden, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. 

To sign the online registry, go to www.paulkfuneralhome.com. Paulk Funeral Home, Ocilla, is in charge of arrangements.

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