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Jack Ingle

Jack Ingle (Clarence Ingle, Jr)
Jack Ingle, 89, of 354 Carolina Ave. Erwin, TN, died on Friday evening January 2nd after a long illness. He is survived by his daughters, Celesta Garland and Robin Ingle Veitch & sons in law, Rudy Garland and Michael Veitch, all of Unicoi, grandchildren Carrie Garland and Adam Garland and his wife Julie and great grandchildren Lane and Meredith Garland, also of Unicoi. He is also survived by Daughter-In-Law and Son-In Law Maribeth & Michael Hibbett of Florence, Kentucky and their children Meghan Hibbett, Joe Hibbett, and Kathleen Dare Hansen.
He also leaves behind brother Robert (Bob) Ingle and his wife Sharon and sister Geneva Campbell, all of Erwin, and Helen Jezak and her husband Jack, and sister in law Donna Ingle who reside in Ohio. He is also lovingly remembered by his in laws, George Hatcher, David Hatcher and his wife Lane, Betty Frye and her husband Gene, Suzy Hughes and her husband Travis, and dozens of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Norma (Virginia Dare Hatcher) Ingle, son Scott Ingle, parents Clarence Sr., and Dora Mae Ingle, brother Howard and Sisters Virginia Edwards, and Frances Callahan.
Jack grew up in the Banner Hill and Evergreen communities of Erwin, and was a distinguished football player at Erwin High and East Tennessee State College. He was honorably discharged from the Navy after serving his country in the Pacific during World War II. He returned home to marry Norma Hatcher and raise his family in Oak Ridge working at the Y12 complex and Erwin where he retired from the Clinchfield Railroad as a brakeman after more than 25 years of service.
Jack’s greatest joys were raising beans, and tomatoes in his huge garden, woodworking for his family, and coaching youth football. He coached boys as young as eight in the Unicoi County elementary school system all the way through high school. After he stopped coaching, he could usually be found on the fenceline or on top of the pressbox at Unicoi County football games watching the boys he coached as children, then his grandson and great grandson play ball. Jack was a devoted husband to Norma for over 60 years, and was a loving father to his children until his last day.
The family will receive friends on Monday, January 5th from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm at Valley Funeral Home, 1085 North Main Avenue, Erwin, Tennessee. There will be a short memorial service following visitation beginning at 7:00 pm at the Valley Funeral Home Chapel.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Ingle, Rudy Garland, Michael Veitch, Adam Garland, Lane Garland, Danny Dunford, Glen White, Dan Garland, Michael Hibbett and Joe Hibbett.
The family would also like to express our gratitude to the Medical Practice of J.W. Colinger, Governors Bend Assisted Living Facility, and to Laura Bailey, Carl Smith, and Bernice Wilson and family for the loving care and assistance they provided to Jack and his family for the past few years.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of Clarence Jack Ingle, Jr. through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.