Earnest ‘John’ Ingram, 77, of Killen, Alabama formerly of Columbus, Ohio went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2023 after a long battle with an illness. Born in Johnson City, Tennessee on June 19, 1945 to Delores ‘Marie’ and George Glenn. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Doris ‘Susan’ Ingram, his brother Billy Gallion and grandson Robert Lee Steinhour. Survived by his children Sam (Teresa), Dan (Icel) Chris, Amy, Michelle (Joe), Jennifer and John (Miranda), 23 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, sister, Margaret (Bob), brother, Terry and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.
John served in Vietnam 1962-1970, First Infantry Lai Khe, First Calvary Pan Mun Jon, and Weapons Instructor. Obtained degrees at Devry Institute and Franklin University. John was a truck driver for over 15 years and later became a Driver Safety Instructor.
John loved to golf and spending time in his boat on the Tennessee River. Member of Amvets Post 2000 (former Commander), American Legion Post 677, First Calvary Division Association, Society of First Infantry Division, Moose Lodge 2034, VFW Post 4919, BPOE Lodge 820.
John was passionate about his love for the Ohio State Buckeyes, BD’Fan’ITL! He was brazen enough to wear his full Buckeye gear even while living in ‘Roll Tide‘ country. He worked hard all of his life to provide for his family. His impact on those that knew him will remain forever. His meticulous personality and unwaivering spirit will continue to inspire and guide us as we navigate the complexities of life.
His family will receive friends Friday, May 5 from 1-3 p.m. at the Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio where his service will begin at 3:00 p.m., with interment to follow at Franklin Hills Cemetery, 5802 Elder Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110. His family would love to see you wear your buckeye gear.
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