Harold “Romie” Jerome Ingram, age 88, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023. Romie was born in Columbia, South Carolina.
The third son of Elizabeth Hanlon Ingram and Lamar Wallace Ingram, Sr., he was predeceased by his wife, Mary Furtick Ingram; brother, Lamar Wallace Ingram, Jr.; and sister, Betty Procko. He is survived by his daughters, Laura Ingram and Eve Leitzsey; granddaughter, Laura Annette Leitzsey (Caleb); grandsons, Keir Ingram-Stone (Sarah) and Martin Alexander Leitzsey; brother, Benjamin Hanlon Ingram; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also significant in his later years were his son-in-law, John Stone, and dear friend, Ms. Joanne Coker.
Romie was a loving husband, father, and grandparent who enjoyed a long career with the SC Department of Internal Revenue. A graduate of the Citadel, he retired from the US Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, an avid tennis player, and friend to all, who enjoyed animals, especially the birds and deer who made their home in his back yard. Throughout his life, he was a positive influence in the lives of many.
A gathering of family and friends for Romie will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, 3926 Devine St, Columbia, South Carolina 29205. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine St, Columbia, South Carolina 29205. A burial will occur Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 7100 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, South Carolina 29209.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.dunbarfuneralhomedevine.com for the Ingram family.
Memorial donations may be made to Concerned Citizens for Animals P.O. Box 1332. Simpsonville, SC 29611 or Oliver Gospel Mission, 1100 Taylor St, Columbia, SC 29201.