Gary Lewis Ingram, 55, of Milford, DE died suddenly on Friday, September 23, 2016. According to the medical examiner Ingram had a heart attack. Delaware State Police state that Ingram was operating a 2012 Kenworth 999 flatbed tow truck and was traveling in a southbound direction on Bay Road (US 113) south of Cicada Lane, Milford. For an unknown reason the tow truck gradually travelled off of the west edge of the roadway where the right side mirror and right corner of the flatbed struck a steel sign. The truck continued traveling in a southbound direction where it then struck a group of trees before coming to rest. Gary Ingram, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by Kent County Paramedics. He was then transported to the Milford Memorial Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.
Gary was born in Milford, DE the son of Ruth Ann Minner and the late Frank R. Ingram, Sr. Gary was a graduate of Milford High School/Kent County VoTech, class of 1979. He and his brother Wayne co-owned Roger Minner Wrecker Service, Inc. of Milford. Gary was a member of the Cedarfield Ruritan of Milford and an Honorary Member of the Carlisle Fire Company. He volunteered with Milford Pop Warner and Milford Little League and was a supporter of the Southern Delaware Street Rod Association. He was also an active volunteer of the Democratic Party.
“Along with so many people in our state, I have long admired the devotion that the Minners shows to family and their commitment to helping others. Like his mother, Gary demonstrated a passion for service to his community and for improving the lives of Delawareans,” Delaware Governor Jack Markell said in an issued statement on September 24. “He will be sorely missed. I join all Delawareans who are thinking of and praying for the family at this difficult time.”
In addition to his father, Gary was preceded in death by his step-father Roger Minner. He is survived by his wife of 21 years Cindy Ingram; his children Kristine Ingram of Milford, Brandon and Michelle Jump, of Richmond, VA, Emily Jump, of Milford, and Tony Pedrotti, of New York City; his mother Ruth Ann Minner, of Milford; his brothers Wayne and Phyllis Ingram, of Milford and Frank and Margaret Ingram, of Milford; his nieces and nephews Lisa and Jason Peel, of Milford, Wayne Ingram, Jr. and Linsey, of Milford, Michelle and Darren Decker, of Lexington, NC, Jared and Skye Ingram, of Dover and Michael and Garrett Casale, of Dagsboro; his sister and brother-in-law Lisa and Michael Casale,of Dagsboro; and his father and mother-in-law Wilmer and Joan Long, of Selbyville, as well as, several great nieces and great nephews.
Friends may call from 6 – 9 pm on Thursday evening, September 29, 2016 at the Carlisle Fire Company Memorial Hall, 615 N.W. Front Street, Milford and again on Friday afternoon from 12 to 1:30 pm where services will begin at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Slaughter Neck Cemetery, Argos Corner, Milford. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to either the Carlisle Fire Company, P.O. Box 292, Milford, DE 19963; to the Houston Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 122, Houston, DE 19954 or to the Cedarfield Ruritan, C/O Kenny Blessing, 1931 Bowman Road, Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford. Letters of condolence may be sent and shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.