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James Lee Ingram

March 23, 1967 ~ September 5, 2022 (age 55)


James Lee Ingram, age 55 of Clyde, Texas passed away Monday September 5, 2022 in Abilene, Texas. He was born March 23, 1967 in Brownwood, Texas to Harley Lee and Etta Lou (Fry) Ingram.

Lee is survived by his wife: Debbie Ingram of Clyde, mother Etta Lou Ingram of Clyde, sister Shannon Saucillo and husband David of South Houston, brother-in-law Billy Williams and wife Toni of Merkel, son Stephen Ingram and wife Janete of Clyde, daughter Lacey Brown and husband Cody of Ovalo, daughter Jerika Jones and husband David of Abilene, son Brayden Shockley and wife Cassi of Merkel, daughter Trisha Ingram and fiancé Patrick Weaver of Brownwood, daughter Jami Ingram and partner Tiffani Morris of Waco. He was “Pops” to 16 grandchildren with one on the way, three nephews, Godmother “Ms Linda” Davis, and Lifelong friends: Wade Couch, Thomas Harrell, Philip Haile, Rick McGowen, Rebecca Mantooth, “Cousin Jimmy” Hampton, and “Uncle Ben” Ramsey.

Lee is preceded in death by his daddy: Harley Lee Ingram, dad Frank Hickey, and his grandparents.

Lee married the love of his life Debbie (Williams) Ingram on November 14, 1997. Debbie was known as his “Angel” throughout their marriage. When “LeeRoy” wasn’t driving around jamming out to 80’s hairband music, he was stopping in to check in on all of his friends. He liked to B.S. with the best of them, especially with his son Stephen. He was a mechanic by trade and enjoyed working on old cars, fishing, hunting, storm chasing, nascar, football, and channel surfing. But his passion was being “Pops”. He spent his time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. “Pops” always showed up, whether it was for sports events or just to stop by and say hi and refill his glass of sweet tea. It did not matter if that meant a 30-minute trip just for a 5-minute visit, he always showed up. When it came to the love of his life, he praised his wife for being his “Angel”. He told her this every single day. She was his angel and now she will forever have an angel of her own.

The family would like to give a special thank you to: Hendrick Hospital-“Thank you to all our nurses and the staff at Hendrick 3609”, Hendrick Hospice-“ A special thank you to Kathy and the staff of Hendrick Hospice Care for their sincerity and for the time spent with our family while he was in their care”. We would like to also recognize Starbuck Funeral Home in Merkel, the kindness and compassion shown to our family will forever be remembered and appreciated.

In keeping with Lee’s wishes, there will be no public memorial services. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that any donations be made to Hendrick Hospice Care in Abilene.

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