Published in The Washington Post on July 17, 2016
JOHN STEPHEN INGLES (Age 93)
Of Columbus, NC peacefully passed away on July 6, 2016.
He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Audrey Primrose Ingles and his two sisters,
Martha Ingles Schrader and Mary Osborne Ingles.
Survivors include three children, John S. Ingles, Jr. (Susie) of Greenville, SC, Paul A.
Ingles (Susan Churchill) of Albuquerque, NM and Elizabeth I. Christensen (Eric) of Bothell,
WA. He is also survived by five grandchildren. He was the son of Major General Harry C.
Ingles and Grace Salisbury Ingles.
Mr. Ingles was born on December 1, 1922 in Manila, Philippine Islands. He was a
graduate of Western High School (1940), Washington DC and a distinguished
graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (1947), Lexington, VA. He received an MA in
Industrial Management as a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
During WWII, Mr. Ingles served as a First Lieutenant in the 80th Infantry Division in the
European Theater and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action and
the Bronze Star Medal for heroism. In 1986 he wrote and published "A Soldier''s
Passage" about his WWII experiences. During the Korean War, he was called to active
duty and served from 1951 - 1952.
Mr. Ingles was employed for 35 years by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone
Company in Washington, DC. He retired in 1982 as Assistant Vice President of
He resided at Tryon Estates, Columbus NC since 1997.
A memorial will be held at Tryon Estates on Friday, August 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC,
28043 or Tryon Staff Christmas Fund, c/o Tryon Estates, 617 Laurel Lake Drive,
Columbus, NC 28722.