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 www.drumfh-conover.com
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.
Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Conoverwww.drumfh-conover.com
Published by Hickory Daily Record on Jul. 21, 2021.