Paul Thomas Ingram, 85, of Statesville, N.C., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the Gordon Hospice House.

Paul was born on November 29, 1936, in Iredell County, N.C., to the late Sidney G. Ingram Sr. and Georgia Lippard Ingram. He graduated from Statesville High School and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Paul was a proud Marine and an avid Clemson Tigers Football fan. He spent all his working career in the glass business and was the retired owner and operator of Ingram Glass Works. Paul and his wife Nancy worked together to build a successful family business.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Nancy Daywalt Ingram, who died in 2017; his sister, Phyllis I. Lee; and brother, Sidney G. Ingram Jr.

Paul is survived by his children, Perry Ingram (and spouse Eric) of Charlotte, Jamie I. Allen of Statesville, Margaret M. Hayes (and spouse Calvin) of Statesville, and Robert W. Messick (and spouse Yvonne) of Harmony. Survivors also include his grandchildren, Joshua Hayes, Leigh Ann Sievers, and Bobbi Kay Messick; and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Troutman Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Pitts and Rev. John Parks officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Salem UMC Cemetery in Davie County following the funeral service. The family will visit with friends on Saturday evening, November 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home.

Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, or Williamson’s Chapel UMC, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, NC 2811.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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