Robert E. ‘Bob’ Ingram

Robert E. ‘Bob’ Ingram

Robert E. “Bob” Ingram, 75, of Cairo, and formerly of Olney, died Friday, June 17, 2022, at his residence. 

He was born on Feb. 17, 1947, in Danville, the son of James and Margaret Newlin Ingram.

He married Kay Williams in 1970. They shared 25 years together. She preceded him in death in 1995. He later married Alda Sackberger Davis on June 1, 2006. She survives.

Mr. Ingram served in the Illinois National Guard from April 21, 1970, until his honorable discharge on Feb. 19, 1976. 

He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with his bachelor’s degree in business. 

He spent the majority of his career working for Master Halco Fence Company. At the time of his retirement he served as a chain link product manager.

He enjoyed going fishing and playing golf in his spare time. He loved spending time with all of his grandchildren, family and friends. 

Mr. Ingram was a member of Cairo Elks Lodge No.  0651, the Egyptian Country Club, former president of the Chamber of Commerce in Olney from 1981-1982, the Eagles Club in Olney and the Olney Jaycees.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his gentle manner and his ability to create instant and lasting friendships. Everybody loved Bob, and Bob loved everybody.

Besides his wife, Alda, he is survived by his two sons, Scott (Courtney) Ingram of Evansville, Ind., and Mark (Michelle) Ingram of St. Louis; two stepdaughters, Michelle (Scott) Gordon and Morgan Frayser, both of Paducah; one stepson, Tony Davis of Cape Girardeau; grandchildren Hannah Ingram, Seth Ingram, Sarah Ingram, Charlie Ingram, Emily Ingram and Penelope Ingram; step-grandchildren Matthew Riffe, Samantha Riffe, Eric Riffe, Davis Gordon, Adyn Davis, Audrey Davis, Connor Frayser and Liam Frayser; cousins Shirley Nolan, Mary McDonald and Betty Pollitt; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Kay Williams; and his cousin, Larry Ingram. 

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Cairo, with the Rev. Doug Atkins officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. 

Memorials  can be made to Cairo Elks Lodge No. 0651 and/or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Crain Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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