Dr. Fred J. Ingram, 96, of Crossville, was called home Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garvin and Viola Ingram; wife of 62 years, Lola Blankenship Ingram; brothers, Arvel Ingram, twin infant brothers, and James Ingram. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Morton of Townsend, TN and Carolyn Slack of Chillocothe, OH; brother, Bob Ingram of Madisonville, TN; children- Dewain Ingram of Bushnell, FL, Ron (Mary) Ingram of Germantown, TN, Sheri (Bob) Phillips of Crossville, TN, and Karla (Doug) Koontz of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Mathena Carbone of Ocala, FL, Lore Woods of Lobelville, TN, Veronica (Hank) Tansey of Memphis, TN, Jackie (Didier) Stahl of Mexico City, Chad Phillips of Dallas, TX, Tiffany Phillips of Crossville, TN, Tyler Koontz of Maryville, TN, and Braxton (Kehaulani) Koontz of Knoxville, TN; and 12 great grandchildren.
Dr. Ingram graduated from Madisonville High School, received his B.S. degree from Maryville College, Masters from the University of Tennessee, Doctorate from Oklahoma State University, and did his internship at Baylor University. He graduated aviation school and had his pilot’s license. He was the State Director of Technical Education for the state of Tennessee, Director of Human Services in Cumberland County, teacher and principal at Walnut Hill Elementary, a teacher at CCHS, as well as Superintendent of Cumberland County Schools. In 1941, he was a left handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians AA team, the Cedar Rapids Raiders. He was also a Sunday school director, teacher, and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Crossville.
Family will receive friends on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 CST at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home in Crossville, TN with a funeral service at 6:00 with Rev. Gerald Atkins officiating. Graveside services for Dr. Ingram will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00 EST in Sunset Cemetery in Madisonville, TN with Rev. Thomas Sweet officiating.