Fredrick Woodrow “Butch” Ingram of Huntersville, NC, passed away on November 19, 2021 at the age of 84.
He was born April 11, 1937 in Washington, DC and was adopted by Fred and Berta Ingram of Ferrum, Virginia. He grew up in Ferrum, playing and excelling at most sports and was attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Tech) when he decided to enlist in the Air Force. On the day he went to sign-up, the recruiter for the Air Force was out to lunch, but the Marine Corps recruiter was not and that’s how he wound up enlisting in the Marines. He served from 1957 – 1960 and then drove for Greyhound Bus Lines for 27 years. In 1983, he relocated from Charleston, WV to Huntersville, NC where he served as President of Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1493.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Berta Ingram, his wife Doris Jo Farmer Ingram in 2012 and his daughter, Mona Jo Ingram Schafstall in 2009.
He is survived by daughter, Beth Henriksen (Per) of Fort Mill, SC; son, Fred Ingram, Jr. of Huntersville, NC; son, Rob Ingram (Gina) of Stanley, NC and 5 grandchildren: Marla Schafstall of Paintsville, Ky; Vanessa Schafstall of Stanley, NC; Jon Dwyer (Gena) of Asheville, NC; Kyle Ingram of Cherryville, NC and Nicholas Veitch of Stanley, NC.
Fred had many nicknames during his 84 years with most family members calling him “Butch.” Another nickname given was “Moose,” and his favorite hunting crew gave him the nickname “Hymie.” He loved hunting and fishing and there are a million stories that still get told, and will continue to be told, from those countless trips to hunt in Glenville, WV. He also loved buying and selling cars and if you ever read an advertisement for a vehicle and it read “cream puff or nicest in the state,” you can guarantee it was his ad! He loved sports, especially enjoyed the yearly football pools he’d sign up for, scratch-off lottery tickets and had been playing the lottery since the 60’s. He also loved poker and the most recent game played around the kitchen table on Saturday mornings was “Guts.” More often than not he’d be the first one to say, “the pot ain’t right!”
He was a practical, no frills kind of man with a big personality. Anyone that knew him would say that about him and that’s exactly how he’ll be remembered. He will be deeply missed.
Hospice of Charlotte was involved with Dad’s care the last 6 weeks and we are so grateful for his care team, especially his nurse, Ashley.
A genuine thank you to our brother Fred Jr. (Scooter) for his dedicated care over the years for our Dad. Without him, Dad would never have been able to live his final years at home. We are forever grateful for everything he did to ensure Dad’s wish to remain at home was fulfilled.
Per Dad’s wishes, he will be cremated and we will place his ashes at the Glenville, WV hunting camp he loved and where he spent so much time with friends and his sons over the years.
Memorials may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. www.t2t.org.
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