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2003 ASHOF INDUCTEE SONNY INGRAM

November 12, 1938 – January 3, 2017

 

 

James H. ''Sonny'' Ingram, 86, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. He was born to the late Kalb and Eva Ingram on November 12, 1930 in Vilonia.

Sonny is a graduate of North Little Rock High. He ran his own company, Ingram Engravers, for many years along with his wife, Patricia, and was recognized as a master engraver of fine jewelry, trophies and plaques.

Sonny was an accomplished boxer, three times he was voted Mid-South Golden Gloves MVP. From 1949-1952, Sonny was crowned the Arkansas AAU Middleweight champion. He also earned that title in 1955. Was also named the MVP at the nationals in San Diego in 1954. Sonny won two trophies in two different weight divisions in the tournament of champions. Sonny was a Military Veteran (US Marines) where he also held several boxing titles as a divisional boxing champion. He was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. He was known as the boy with the Golden Shoes.

Sonny is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Patricia McCue Ingram.

Funeral Service was held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 2017, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72116, (501-791-7400). Burial followed at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.

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