BURLINGTON - Mr. William Clyde Ingold, known as Clyde, 87, of Kimesville Road, Burlington, passed away at the Hospice Home Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at 9:45 p.m.
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Mr. Ingold was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Edward Ingold and Lillie Albertine Cobb Ingold; one daughter, Debra Lynn Ingold; his wife, Edna Marie Welker Ingold; two sisters, Edna Lee Bouldin and Dorothy Catherine Isley; and one brother, Henry Virgil Ingold.
He is survived by his three sons, Larry Ingold and his wife Carolyn of Snow Camp; Donald Ingold and his wife Cheryl of Burlington; and Ken Ingold of Durham; and by one sister, Mattie Greeson of Graham.
Mr. Ingold was a lifelong resident of the E. M. Holt community. He graduated from E. M. Holt High School in 1943 and worked briefly in the textile mill in Alamance before joining the U. S. Army in June of 1944. He was wounded in service in Northern Europe. After the war, he returned home to training in auto mechanics. He married on August 10, 1946. He worked briefly at Gate City Motor Company in Burlington; then, for many years as a mechanic and then service manager, at Elkins-Terrell Motor Company and Central Motors in Burlington. He later worked as a machinist for Crompton Knowles Corporation and Leesona Corporation until his retirement in 1990.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Mr. Ingold loved building and repairing machines. He talked often of building water wheels when young with his brother, Virgil; and to his post-war training in mechanics by a neighbor, Floyd Coble. His hobbies included woodwork, farming, and keeping his land neat year around.
Mr. Ingold's family will receive friends at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Burlington from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15; and at other times at the home of son Donald (3420 North Aviation Drive, Burlington).
A graveside service will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The family wishes to thank the staffs of Alamance Regional Medical Center, Peak Resources and the Hospice Home for the dedicated and gentle care they have given Dad during his recent illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to support the Rev. Paul G. Kinney scholarship program at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2719 Bellemont-Alamance Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2013