Roy W. Ingle Jr.

May 23, 2014

Deeply Loved

CANTON — Roy Walter Ingle Jr., 79, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Mr. Ingle was a lifelong native of Haywood County and was the son of the late Roy Walter Ingle Sr. and the late Katherine Kuykendall Ingle. He was employed by Champion International in Waynesville and retired with 26 years of dedicated service.

Roy was a devoted and loyal member of Center Pigeon Baptist Church. He was well known for being a wonderful cook — especially his homemade desserts. His cornbread and delicious coconut cake were loved by everyone. Roy was a talented craft artisan who enjoyed creating beautiful wood carvings and he also loved spending time in his garden, growing and canning his vegetables. Roy was also an avid lake fisherman and his time fishing at Fontana Lake and Lake Hartwell were treasured memories. He will always be remembered as a “man of many talents,” and he will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Jody Brown, and his five brothers.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Ingle Harman, and her husband, Perry, of Falling Waters, West Virginia; a son, Bruce Ingle, and his wife, Whitney, of Hadensville, Virginia; a grandson, Shane Brown; a granddaughter, Rian Kerfoot; his great-grandchildren, Shaina Brown, Lucas Brown and Tanner Brown; and a sister, Edna Matthews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, in the chapel of Crawford/Ray Funeral Home. The Rev. Allen Blanton officiated. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed at Center Pigeon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Center Pigeon Baptist Church, 224 Center Pigeon Road, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Ingle family and words of comfort may be shared at

Comments (1)
Posted by: Joy Gray | May 24, 2014 05:50

Carolyn and all the family.  Was saddened to see of Roy's passing.  Will miss so much his ever presence at the music events we put on, pickin in the park etc.  He loved the music.  Will also miss his goodies for all to enjoy.  Wanted to come to the funeral today, but picked up a nasty head cold, sore throat not to spread it around..  Phyllis and i extend our thoughts and prayers to all the family.  Phyllis and Sha Shahan, Clyde

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