SILER CITY - Floyd Lee Ingold Sr., 92, of 112 White Oak Drive, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Universal Health Care of Ramseur.
Mr. Ingold was a native of Alamance County. In May of 1942, Floyd enlisted in the U.S. Army
Air Corps and after training, was assigned to the 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group ("The Jolly Rogers"), 319th Squadron. From bases in New Guinea, he flew 32 combat missions as a waist gunner and aircraft engineer on B-24 Liberator bombers. Awards included the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart
for injuries received in a crash landing. He returned to combat duty after three months recovering in an Australian hospital. He was discharged in August 1945 with the rank of Technical Sergeant. Floyd was employed with Kellwood Company, formerly Siler City Manufacturing, where he served in several management positions until his retirement in 1984 with 33 years of service. Floyd was a member of First Baptist Church of Siler City where he had served as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and on various committees. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Irene Boswell Ingold; parents, Hubert and Leona Phillips Ingold; brother, Luther Ingold; and sister, Helen Ingold.
Surviving are daughter, Wanda Ingold of the home; son, Floyd "Buster" Ingold, Jr. and wife, Linda of Burlington; grandson, Kevin Ingold of Burlington; sister, Nellie Isley and husband, Harold, of Burlington.
The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Ave., Siler City, NC. The funeral will be 11:00 AM Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Siler City, with the Rev. Tony Capehart and the Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. in Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Siler City, 314 North Second Ave., Siler City, NC 27344, or to Community Home Care and Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City NC 27344.