Military veteran

Vernon Edward Ingram, 86, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Houston House.

He was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Edgar Springs, son of George E. and Virgie Finley Ingram. He and Ada Wallace were married June 8, 1952, in Licking.

He grew up in Edgar Springs and spent a few years working on farms in Grand Pass before he was drafted into the Army on Sept. 7, 1950. He served one year in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning to the U.S., he was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood until his discharge on June 7, 1952.

He worked at Rawlings factory for 34 years. He did electrical jobs on the side.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading. He entered Houston House on Sept. 21, 2006.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Earlene Kohenskey; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ada; five children, Don, Elizabeth Carley, Steven, Randy and Ricky; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, William E. Ingram; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were Friday, April 8, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Wallace and the Rev. Joshua Hartley officiating. Burial with full military honors was in Arthur’s Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons. Online condolences may be made to

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