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Tuesday June 5th, 2018

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Charles Allen Ingram

Charles Allen Ingram , 74 of Sanford NC passed away at Duke University Medical Center after a brief illness. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church

Sanford, NC.

Charlie was born on July 4, 1943 in Sanford NC to John Robert Ingram, Jr. and Margaret Rouzer Ingram. 

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Lynn Isenhower Ingram , his sister

Mary Wain Ingram Ellison (Boyd) of Macon, Georgia, his brother Richard Clay Ingram of Sanford, NC. 

and numerous nieces and nephews.  Charlie was predeceased by his parents and his brother John

Robert Ingram lll and wife Brenda. 

Charlie attended the Lee County NC public schools and graduated from Riverside Military

 Academy, Gainsville, Ga.  He attended St. Andrews College and Campbell College.  He returned to his

hometown and joined his father and brother at Sanford Coca-Cola Bottling Company, founded by his grandfather in 1905.


Charlie was an active member of the Sanford community and continued the family tradition of giving

back to the community.  He had a strong faith and was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church

where he served as a Deacon, Elder and in numerous other capacities.  Charlie enjoyed his association

with the NC Soft Drink Association serving for a time as President of the Association.  He was currently

serving as Chairman of the South Atlantic Canners, Bishopville SC and Chairman of Buffalo

Cemetery Commission.   In retirement he pursued his love of fishing and spending time at the coast.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to:

First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund   203 Hawkins  Ave  Sanford, NC  27330

Ingram Family YMCA    1907 KM Wicker Dr.  Sanford, NC  27330

Thornwell Home for Children, JR Ingram Legacy Fund  302 South Broad St Clinton, SC 29325

The Temple Theater   120 Carthage St.   Sanford, NC  27330                  





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I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him and his ways of kidding and joking around. I once gave home a spoon with COKE written on it. He said he will always treasure that. RIP buddy and keep your spoon with you.

Kathy beaulieu Jun 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Ingram

Kathy beaulieu Jun 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Ingram

Michael and Patricia Stone Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Ingram

Barry Marks Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

Charles was a true Southern Gentleman in every way. Beyond our business with Coke and SEC we found a common interest in NASCAR racing and beach life. I know Charles will be truly missed by each person he has touched. My sincere sympathy to his family and close friends.

Laurie Chandley Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

A Tradition and Splendor was sent on June 4, 2018

A wonderful soft drink bottler who made a lasting mark on his family, his community and his profession. -- NC Beverage Association Staff: Butch Gunnells, Amy McConkey -- NC Beverage Association Board of Directors

Expression of Sympathy Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

I will never forget the hours we spent "solving the world's problems" during our travels together to and from quarterly South Atlantic Canners Board meetings. He was a friend, mentor, respected businessman, civic leader, and devoted husband and family man. His life made a profound impact on so many people. He will be missed.

Hager Rand Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Ingram

Jack and Betty Oldham(Oak Island) Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Ingram

Ike and carol godfrey Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

An A Garden Path was sent on June 4, 2018

With love and our heartfelt sympathy, Judi and Frank Grainger

Expression of Sympathy Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM

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