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Obituary for Mr. Michael Ingersoll

February 2, 2022
Murray, Kentucky


Michael Hancock Ingersoll was born August 3, 1946, at Cardwell Clinic in Providence, KY to Mabel Gwendolyn and OT Ingersoll. He spent his younger years with his grandparents while his mother and father travelled for her nursing career.
His first year of school was in Diamond, Kentucky where his grandfather Bill Hancock lived. He later decided to live in Providence, Ky, with his grandmother and her husband, Willa Belle and Finis Lofton and that's where he completed all his schooling, graduating from Providence High School in 1964.
He Started his education at Henderson Community College and after two years transferred to the University of Kentucky. Michael enlisted in the United States Navy in 1966 serving in Vietnam at the port of Da Nang for one year. After serving out the rest of his tour of duty stateside, he was discharged with an honorable discharge in late 1970.
In 1971 he returned to college at Murray State and finished his degree in Marketing in the fall semester of 1973. In April of 1974 he began work at Fisher Price when they were starting up their new factory in Murray. He worked there until the summer of 1998 when he left Fisher Price for the new start up of Walmart Supercenter in Murray. He was part of the original se up team for the new store and then did general stocking until he went to the produce department and stayed there until he retired in April of 2011.
He was an avid golfer for most of his adult life, enjoying golfing by himself at Sullivan's Par 3 after he would get off work in the afternoon. He also enjoyed keeping the yard in perfect shape and all the trees and bushes trimmed. He loved all animals and always kept a birdfeeder or two full, year-round. He became a huge fan of Murray High Football and followed them for years even after his son Steve had left school.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murray and had been an avid learner in the late Terry Garvin's Sunday School Class.
In 2015 it became evident that he was beginning to have memory issues and was diagnosed with early-stage dementia in 2016. After a long, brave battle he lost his fight February 2, 2022.
Survivors include his wife Judy (Judith Ann Vaughn) Ingersoll, they married in June of 1972 and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in June of this year; one son, Steve Ingersoll of Murray, Kentucky; granddaughter Amelia Blythe Ingersoll of Murray, Kentucky; mother in law, Anna M. Vaughn of Okeechobee, Fl.; sisters in law Debbe Linscott of Atlanta, Georgia, Victoria Vaughn of Okeechobee, Florida, and Renee Geeting and husband Greg of Indiantown, Florida; nephews Adrian Jiminez of Miami, Florida and Vaughn Linscott of Atlanta, Georgia; also surviving are special cousins Sandy Wilson of Tyler, Texas, and Jim Hancock of San Diego, California.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Bro. Brett Miles, Rev. Boyd Smith and Larry Edmonson officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy may go to, Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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