Ralph Smith, Veteran
USA – WWII
Grayson, Kentucky – 09-18-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Mr. Ralph Smith stood for our country as a United States Army veteran in World War II. It is now our honor to stand for him.
Mr. Ralph Smith, age 97, of Webbville, Kentucky, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, September 15, 2020, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born August 13, 1923, a son of the late Don and Carrie Musick Smith. Ralph was a WWII veteran receiving the purple heart award. He was self employed and owned Ralph Smith Garage and Wrecker service for over 65 years. He enjoyed being outdoors with family and friends and was an avid fan of Cincinnati Reds baseball. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Randolph Smith, Jim Smith, D.L. Smith, and Nathan Smith and one sister, Hazel Porter. Ralph leaves behind his wife of 75 years, Thelma Green Smith; two sons, three daughters, eight grandchildren, 18 great grandchildre,; four great-great grandchildren, one sister, and one brother. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2020, at Grayson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Grayson, Kentucky, with Pastor Gary Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Greenup County, Kentucky, with full military honors presented by Kenova American Legion Post #93. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Grayson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Grayson, Kentucky, with masonic rites conducted at 7 p.m. by the Willard Masonic Lodge #629. Rick, Steven, Roger, Rob, Jeremy, and Aaron will serve as pallbearers. In leiu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Ralph’s memory to the Ashland Community Hospice Center.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09-18-20
Staging Time: 9:30 a.m.
Staging will be at McDonalds of Grayson, 751 Carol Malone Blvd., at 9:30.
KSU at 9:45. Travel to Grayson Funeral Home for flag line and final salute.
Escort to KVCNE following the funeral.
Whitey Marshall, 606.225.0893
Masks and social distancing are required.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: John McGlone
Position: Kentucky Ride Captain
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