Christopher Ingraham

Published 11:32 am Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christopher “Chris” Ingraham died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. He was 50.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, he had been a resident of Vicksburg for the past 25 years. A graduate of Warren Central High School, he received his degree from Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Fla. At the time of his death, Mr. Ingraham was employed as a quality engineer with Siemens Corporation in Jackson. He had previously been lead technician for the boosters on the space shuttle and had worked at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral for 26 years.

He was a member of the Bass Fishing Club and Bowmar Baptist Church.

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He is survived by his wife, Laurie Irby Ingraham; a daughter, Mandy Ingraham Bartlett (Robbie) of Hawthorne, Fla.; a son, Bo Harmon of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Kylie Bartlett and Lawson Bartlett; and his mother, Jeraldine Ingraham of Vicksburg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Ingraham.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bowmar Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry White, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the service.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Killebrew, Tommy Jeffers, Bob McClure, Thomas Hollowell, Jeff Irons, Bobby Nelson, Randy Bass and Alex Gorichky.

Memorials may be made to Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180; Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, P.O. Box 820171, Vicksburg, MS 39182; and to the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 55802, Jackson, MS 39296.