MORGANTON — Joe Ingram,
deacon chair of Catawba Valley Baptist Church in Morganton, died Aug. 17 when a
trailer broke loose and ran over him in the yard of the church’s missions
Ingram, 67, was preparing
the house and yard for a missionary family to move into Aug. 20.
Church pastor Mike Odom
found Ingram underneath the trailer at the house, within sight of the church.
Burke County Emergency
Medical Services Lt. Jason Black said it was unclear how Ingram ended up under
the trailer, which was approximately 40 feet downhill from a red pick-up truck.
It had been filled with wood
and yard debris, Black said.
Ingram was chairman of deacons and a Sunday School
teacher at Catawba Valley.
“It’s going to be a terrible
loss for the church and the people,” said fellow deacon Ralph Ballew.
Ingram is survived by his
wife of 43 years, Ann Pearson Ingram; three children and four grandchildren.