John "Johnny" Porter Inglis passed away peacefully on Friday, February 24, after a fierce battle with Leukemia. Born on 25 July 1938 in Bristow, Oklahoma, to Mary Ann Hall and J.B. Inglis, John is survived by his sister Ann Inglis Brinkman. John is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dan Inglis. He is held in loving memory by his wife Cheri Mays Inglis, his daughters, Saidja Inglis and Rose Inglis Garrett, as well as grandson Chelby Hanks. John leaves behind friends, family, and a few untuned pianos. Though quiet and reserved, John was a fount of quick humor and a wealth of talent. John grew up in Lawton and Altus. He graduated from Altus High School in 1956 and went on to complete his education at the University of North Texas. Having traveled the world as a musician, playing with Woody Herman, Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey, etc. John went on to proudly serve the Nevada Division of Forestry. Later, in Abilene, John became a postal mail carrier and a piano tuner. John's talent and passion for music lives on in his grandson Chelby, his wit and humor is left to his daughters, Saidja and Rose, and the remote control to his wife Cheri, who will have to learn how to use it. A memorial service was held on Thursday, March 2, at Lytle South Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be considered for the Lytle South Building Fund or the Salvation Army.
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