Ralph Dell Smith
Ralph Dell Smith
  • September 28, 1940 - October 13, 2016
  • Kenna, West Virginia

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Ralph Dell Smith, 76, of Kenna, WV passed away Oct. 13, 2016 at his home following a long illness.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1940 in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Dell Eskew and Katherine Parsons Smith. He retired from the US Army after 25 years of service including two tours in Vietnam.

He is survived by his five children, Randy Lee Smith of St. Albans, Kenneth Dell Smith of Kenna, Garry Allen Smith of Hurricane, Anita Dawn Smith of St. Albans, and Jerrold Philip Smith of St. Albans; twenty-one grandchildren; one brother, Gary Smith of Kenna; three sisters, Ruth Spradling of Georgia, Janet Sims of North Carolina, and Nancy Cowgil of North Carolina; and a large, loving extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; two brothers, Johnny Smith and Harold Smith; and one sister, Judy Higginbotham.

Military graveside services will be held Saturday, October 22nd at 11:00 am at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.