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Larry Ingram Sr

May 10, 1948 — December 18, 2013

Larry Ingram Sr


LARRY D. INGRAM SR., 65, of Oakland, IL passed away at 10:59 A.M. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Rev. Robert Lee will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the funeral home.

Larry was born on May 10, 1948 in Clinton, IN. He was a son of William Earl and Elizabeth Ellen (Parr) Ingram. He married Cora Lou Smith in 1968 and later married Robbie Sue Adkins on October 31, 1998 in Maceo, KY. She passed away on June 24, 2007.

He is survived by three children, Larry Dee Ingram Jr. of Oakland, IL, Charles Earl Ingram of Beaver Dam, KY and Marcie Kay Heflin and her husband Jerry of Horse Branch, KY; two step-children, Randy Shannon of Pesotum, IL and Mary “Lisa” Jayne and her husband Jerry of Oblong, IL; six siblings, Donald “Don” Ingram and his wife Barbara of Alexander, IN, Ronald “Toby” Ingram and his wife Maria of Paris, IL, Patricia “Pat” Goldsmith of Sherman, IL, Sue Leka and her husband Lloyd of Buffalo, IL, Terry Ingram of Redmon, IL and his twin brother Gary Lee Ingram of St. James, MO; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Larry had been an auto mechanic most of his life. He had worked for Everett Manley at Manley’s Auto Salvage for over fifteen years which later became Coles County Auto Salvage. He worked for Nation Salvage tearing out rail road tracks all over the East Coast. Later he went to work for Eric Headrick at JER Overhaul which became Nordco and he retired from there on October 1, 2009 with over thirteen years of service.

Larry liked to collect old Hot Wheel Cars and he liked to watch NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt being his favorite driver.

Larry also enjoyed spending time with his family camping along the Wabash River near Darwin, IL.

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