Ralph was born on August 22, 1929 and passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Ralph was a resident of Bristol, Tennessee at the time of his passing.
He graduated from Virginia High School in 1948 He graduated from King in 1956 with a BA degree in history.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduation and served in the 25th Infantry Division as a demolitions expert in the Korean War where he blew up bridges to thwart the movement of the enemy.
He was married to Betty.
There will be a graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery on Tuesday October 18 2016 at noon with Pastor Jack Stevens officiating. All are invited to attend. Military Honors will be conducted by the DAV Chapter 40 Honor Guard. Friends may visit the family at the home of Mark and Faith Esposito 809 Euclid Avenue Bristol Virginia.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Bristol Virginia Public Schools Foundation.