Jerome Silas Ingle Jr.
1932 - 2021
Drum Funeral Home - Conover
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Conover, NC
Jerome Silas Ingle Jr.

November 19, 1932 - July 18, 2021

Jerome Silas Ingle Jr., 88, of Conover, was received into the loving arms of his Savior Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Jerome was born Nov. 19, 1932, to Jerome Silas Ingle Sr. and Martha Harbinson Ingle of Maiden.

In his youth, Jerome delivered ice to area citizens and businesses with his father who owned the Maiden Ice Plant. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he obtained a Bachelor in Mathematics from Peabody Teachers College of Vanderbilt University. He worked over 30 years at Newton-Conover High School as a math teacher and principal. During this time he obtained a Master in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For his service to the school system he received the Red Blazer award for which he was very appreciative.

In retirement, Jerome enjoyed attending NCHS football games, watching UNC sports, traveling and playing golf.

Jerome was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Bessie Hunsucker Ingle; sister Dorothy McGinnis; and two infant sisters, Irene and Rachel.

He is survived by his wife, Cora Ingle; son, Bruce Ingle and wife, Jennifer, of Conover; daughter, Teresa Synan and husband, Gary, of Browns Summit; granddaughter, Sarah Gibbs and husband, Telijah; grandson, Matthew Ingle; great-grandson, Asher Gibbs; and special niece, Martha O'Donnell.

A service to celebrate Jerome's new life in Christ will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 22, at St. John's Lutheran Church - LCMS in Conover. Pastors Scott Johnson and Anton Lagoutine will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 to 12:45 p.m., at the church, prior to the service.

Condolences may be sent to the Ingle family at

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church – LCMS, 2126 St. Johns Church Rd. NE, Conover, NC 28613; or a cancer foundation of choice.

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Published by Hickory Daily Record on Jul. 21, 2021.
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We are so sorry to hear this news. Jerome, Jim, Dick Hoyle, and Joe Polhill were good friends in Chapel Hill during their college days. In recent years Jerome was the one who kept these four in touch. He was a special friend and gentleman. Cora, you will be in my prayers.
Jim and Phoebe Roquemore
July 23, 2021
Sending sincerest sympathies to Cora, Teresa, Bruce and families at this time. Coach Jarrett, Tony and Trish and I had the pleasure of being a part of NCHS when your loved one was principal. He was an outstanding administrator and showed professional at all times. My family still recalls memorable times in the educational area with him. Gary and I had the pleasure of sharing vacation outings with your dad and mom and spoke often of the relaxed traveler Mr. Ingle was during retirement--great times! May the Lord bless you and keep you in His special care as you grieve your loss. Nancy J Long
Nancy Jarrett Long
July 23, 2021
Always had the most respect for this man, being principal at NCHS and my older siblings had him as a teacher. Thoughts and prayers to you, Bruce and Teresa, and all of the Ingle family, as you go through this difficult time. May all your great memories of him being you peace and comfort during this time.
Mary Anne Brockhoff Shoener
July 21, 2021
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