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Ralph Ronald Alkire Obituary


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“Just wanted to let you know that you all are in my prayers. A good man has gone to heaven and will be missed here on earth. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: jami c. riggs cox - mccomb, MS

“are prayers and thoughts to alkire family. sorry to hear of your loss. Richard&Becky Burch. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: richardburch - greenwood, WV

“My Thoughts and Prayers are with during this very diffcult time. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Teresa D Jones Park Drive - WV

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to all of you during this hard time. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dana & Stacey Minor - Harrisville, WV

“I am so sorry for the loss and I wish I could have been their. I will miss Tiny very much. He was just like a Father to me. But he is in a much...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Mickey Wilson - Richmond, VA

“My thoughts are with the Alkire family at this time of your loss and sadness. Duane Griffith ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: duane griffith - Cornwallis, WV

“I first met Tiny some 40 Yrs ago, and I am deeply sadden at the passing of a good friend and neighbor. Tiny was always willing to help anyone who...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jerry Childress - Harrisville, WV

“Alkire family, So sorry for your loss - please know that you are all in my prayers. Tiny was always good to me. Love and prayers, Tina ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Tina White - Ellenboro, WV

“I'm very very sorry for your loss... ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: lewis alkire - dayton, OH

“To the Alkire and Meadows Family, We are so, so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by so many people. Words alone cannot comfort at a time...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Patrick and Terri Linnon - PA

“ALKIRE FAMILY, SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: JESSICA NUTTER - WEST UNION, WV

“Steve We are so sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort., ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Bill & Sharon Kunik - Greenwood, WV

“SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,TINY WAS A REALLY GREAT GUY,I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED,GREATLY. DOUG SMITH SR. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: DOUGLAS SMITH SR. - Harrisville, WV


Ralph R. "Tiny" Alkire, 69, of Harrisville, died Feb. 24, 2013 at Camden Clark Hospital, Memorial Campus, Parkersburg. He was born Feb. 16, 1944 in Grafton, WV, the son of the late Ralph R. and Alfaretta C. Griffith Alkire. He was the owner of the former Tiny's Wrecker Service and worked as a heavy equipment operator at Consumers Gas for 23 years. He was a member of the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Dept. and if someone needed something fixed, welded, or needed to borrow something, he would take care of them with no question. He was a member of Harrison Street United Methodist Church. Tiny is survived by five children, Patty Riddle (Curtis Grogg) of Glenville, WV, Mike Alkire and Bub Alkire, both of Harrisville, Donna Meadows (Mark) of Tanner, and Steve Alkire of Harrisville; grandchildren, Megan Meadows, Derek Ratliff, Erron Ingram, Dayton Grogg, Emilee Nichols and Kayla Taylor; great grandchildren, Wyatt and Wattson Nichols; and mother-in-law, Ruby Reaser of Harrisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Sue Reaser Alkire; son, Ralph Stanley Alkire and brothers, Willis and Louis Alkire. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. John Frum and Elder Patrick Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmont Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday from 4-8 PM.

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