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Ginger, Sr.


September 19, 2011

IRA GINGER Ira Thomas "Old Man" Ginger, Sr., 81, of 1118 Brookhaven Drive, passed away at his home, peacefully in his sleep. He was born on March 19, 1930 in Bath County, a son of the late John and Mary Ginger. Mr. Ginger served his country in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. He was retired from Hercules, Inc. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2000, three brothers, Johnny, Frank, Harry and a great grandson, Elijah Jackson. In 1955 he married the love of his life, who preceded him death in 2000 Patsy Carrol O'Dell. Together they had seven children; Carroll, Martha, Brenda, Shelia, Tommy Jr., Timmy and Teresa. He is survived by 13 grandchildren including Hannah, his little girl and 17 great grandchild including Hunter, Paw Paw's "Little Man".; one sister, Ann Tingler of Covington and one brother, Joe Ginger of Chesapeake and his best friend Dennis Smith and his wife Janice. In keeping with Mr. Ginger's wishes, his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Monetary Donations may be made to Carol Ginger, 1118 Brookhaven Drive, Covington, VA 24426. Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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