Richard Woody “Dick” Ingram passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Dick was born in Franklin County, Virginia on Saturday, March 30,1935, to Jeanette Bousman Ingram and Hunter Brown Ingram.
Upon the death of his mother when Dick was 6 years old, he lived on his maternal grandparents’ 500-acre farm where his love of the earth and its ability to sustain life became a value that would stay with him until his last day on earth. Other values instilled in him on that farm were selflessness, gentleness, and the importance of family. He was known for proudly sharing and showing off his harvests. As a member of the U.S. Army, Dick served in both Korea and Germany. He loved the outdoors and had been an avid hunter and fly fisherman until recent years. He built furniture at Singer Furniture Company until his retirement, as well as for his own home and a few fortunate family members. He was a member of Vinton Baptist Church.
Left to cherish his memory and celebrate all he represented are his wife, Becky Covington Ingram, and three step-children that he loved unconditionally, as if they were his own, Drew Buzik, Beth Buzik Byrd (Larry), and Scott Buzik (Charles Froelick). Also surviving are two grandchildren that lit his world like no one else, Sidney Clements (Austin) and Sam Byrd. He was ecstatic about the coming birth of his first great-grandchild, Andy Clements, and had been actively preparing for his arrival in August.
He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Carol Moore (John), Wayne Ingram (Marian), Betty Young (Earl), Joyce Hodges (Trix), Barbara Hodges (Ronnie), Edward Ingram (Joyce), Gordon Ingram (Tina), Derryel Ingram (Maxie), Donna Perdue (Don), Rebecca Boone (Daniel), and H. B. Ingram (Sherry); also a brother-in-law Steve Young,
and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Dick was pre-deceased by his first wife, Ruby Webber Ingram; three sisters, Vivian McGhee and husband Ivan, Helen Smith and husband Ford, and Rhonda Young; and a brother, Eugene Wright and wife Peggy.
Arrangements are being made by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton, VA. A memorial service will be held at Vinton Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Travis Russell and Dr. Chris Monroe officiating. Covid-19 guidelines provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia will be followed for the service. Ushers will seat and dismiss family and friends, and all are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing. The service will be live streamed at vintonbaptistchurch.org.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Vinton Baptist Church, 219 E. Washington Ave., Vinton, VA 24179.
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