of Searcy, AR
March 26, 1937 - August 19, 2023
William Gordon Ingram, Sr, 86, died peacefully in his sleep at home, Saturday, August 19,2023. He was the son of Clyde Gordon and Annie Lena Miller Ingram Smith of Tennessee. Preceding him in death were his parents; a baby sister, Betty Ingram and stepson, Jeffry Wayne Davis. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda Stutts Ingram; children, Mona Ingram Hodson, William "Billy" (Julie) Ingram, Jr, Betty Ingram Brannon all of Searcy; stepson, Jason (Victoria) Davis of Jonesboro and daughter-in-law, Tonya Davis of Paragould; grandchildren, Stephanie (A.J.) Lewis, Andover, KS, Jamie Smothers (Nicole Davis) and Jeffrey (Brittany) Smothers of Kennett, MO, Sam Brannon of Augusta, AR, Jake Brannon of Searcy, Krista Ingram, Courtney (Travis) Karcher, Kayla (Luke) Patrick of Memphis, TN, Stormy (Scott) Shankle, Shane Mullins, Bailey Davis, Christian Sandoval, Keegan Davis, Leeland Davis and Sophia Selesky all of Jonesboro, Jay (Corina) Mullins and Brittney (Daniel) Rodgers of Lunsford; along with sixteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Beverly (John) Myrtle of Bon Aire, GA and Don Miller, a cousin of Alabama along with many very special friends and his church family.Gordon came from a humble beginning in the small community of Gold Dust, TN. He grew up in Ripley, TN and completed High School there. He was in the band starting in the 6th grade. It was the highlight of his schooling and he had many friends from that time. His family was very special to him all his life and was shown by the way he loved his children, grandchildren and great grands. He and Linda celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii and they both thought that was a very special time in their life. As a young boy he and his mother loved to go fishing and did so as often as they possibly could. He was a Memphis Tiger Basketball fan and watched every game on TV whenever possible. Gordon served our country for several years in the Naval Reserves at the Millington Naval Station outside of Memphis.Gordon became a Christian in his early 40's. He was very active at his church, First Baptist in West Memphis, AR. He and Linda met at church and were married in 1983 in West Memphis. He taught in the Youth Sunday School Department for several years and worked in the bus ministry picking up the children for church activities. He and Linda moved to Searcy in 2004 and remained active in church at First Baptist in Searcy. He loved the Lord with all his heart and was willing to share that love with others. He taught a Bible Study to a special group of men on alternate Thursday evenings. They were very special to him, here at First Baptist, Searcy. Services for Gordon will be held at First Baptist Church in Searcy with Visitation being held Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 1:00 PM, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 PM. Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church at 105 South Spring, Searcy or to a charity of your choice. All services are under the direction of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home, Searcy.
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he was a very nice person he will be missed . Sending prayers
Seeing Gordon's smile in the photo made me smile too. He had that beautiful impact on people. I didn't know him well, but I know he was well loved by friends and family. In turn Gordon loved them and God Almighty. Praise that he is home with God.
I'm saddened to hear of his passing because he was an awesome person but I know he is now so much better off than any of us here. Can't wait to see him again someday. We pray for peace for his family.
Gordon was such a blessing to know and be around. A Godly man indeed. He will be greatly missed, but one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind when I heard of his passing was how much he must be rejoicing in the presence of His Savior! Here was a man who loved His Savior dearly. Praying for yâ€™all.
Billy and Julie, so sorry to hear this news! Our thoughts are with you guys. ðŸ¥°
Special friends, Gordon, you will be missed. I loved your laughter, kindness, and the way you loved our Lord. Linda, you two were a match made in heaven. You have always treated me like a sister. We share joys, sorrow, tears, laughter and love. Our prayers will continue for you and your family . We love you and will be here for you , as you need us. God is taking care of you and He will carry you always in His loving arms. Blessings to you. Love Bill and Peggy Rupp
Will miss him and love you both
Prayers for your family at this time.
Gordon will definitely be missed - He was a wonderful man and truly loved serving our Lord. Looking forward to our Heavenly reunion. Praying for family and friends ðŸ™
Im sad.he helped my dad coach little league in west memphis
Sorry for you loss, praying for Mrs Linda and Jason and the rest of the family. My Jesus comfort and give yâ€™all strength and peace.
Linda you and family are in our prayers. May God give you comfort strength and peace during this difficult time. Gordon was a godly man and will be missed by many
Mona,Carl & I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad! Just know that we are thinking about you! Meleah
Mona and family-Sorry for your loss.
Weâ€™re so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for your family and rejoicing that heâ€™s in his heavenly home.