Ralph Lee Rinehart

31 diciembre , 194015 mayo , 2021

On May 15, 2021, Ralph Lee Rinehart of Bradley, WV, entered the presence of the Lord. He was born December 31, 1940 to Johnnie Randolph and Hettie (McKinney) Rinehart. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all of his heart and lived his life to glorify Him. He was a 1958 graduate of Mullens High School and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnical Institute in 1962. He received Specialization in Management Systems Analysis from the University of Southern California. During his 58-year professional career, he worked for WV Engineering, Sement-Solvay Allied Chemical, the US Mining Safety and Health Administration, Phillips Machine Service, Industrial Electric, Inc. Hughes Supply Company, and was currently employed with C2G Engineering. He always said he would retire when the Lord retired him. Ralph was a faithful member of Fellowship Bible Church (formerly Calloway Heights Community Church) for 53 years. There, he served as Sunday School teacher, AWANA leader, song leader, deacon and elder. He served on the local committee of Child Evangelism Fellowship for several years and on the Board of Directors of Appalachian Bible College for more than 20 years. He loved his wife and children well. Those who are left behind to cherish his memory are: his wife of almost 55 years, Carolyn Lee Rinehart; his daughters and sons-in-law, Carl and Ruthie Dingus, Chris and Nita Watkins, and Karl and Sandy Hofheinz. His 13 grandchildren: Josh (April) Watkins, Carolyn (Adam) Geiger, Andrew (Mary Hannah) Watkins, Caleb (Tiffany) Dingus, Josiah (Rachel) Hofheinz, Colin Dingus, Hannah Hofheinz, Carlton Dingus, Elijah Hofheinz, Bethany Watkins, Sarah Hofheinz, Christopher Dingus, and Stephen Watkins. Two great- grandchildren, Wylee and Neland Watkins. His siblings: John (Joette) Rinehart, Sheila (Gene) Latta, Milburn (Carolyn) Rinehart, Lula (Richard) Reynolds, Marie (Ernie) Terry, David (Dianna) Rinehart and Nancy Rinehart, as well as his brothers and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Friends may gather with the family Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at Daniels Bible Church and from 10:00AM until 11:30AM Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the church. Service to celebrate the life of Ralph Lee Rinehart will be held 12:00PM Thursday, May 20, 2021 with Rev. Carl Dingus officiating. Private family graveside rites will follow. Facebook livestream of the service can be found by visiting Blue Ridge Funeral Home's Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in memory of Ralph to Fellowship Bible Church, PO Box 381, Skelton, WV 25919 or to Appalachian Bible College, 161 College Drive, Mt Hope, 25880. Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley is honored to be serving the family.


  • Grandsons


  • Gathering of family and friends

    miércoles, 19 mayo , 2021

  • Gathering of family and friends

    jueves, 20 mayo , 2021

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    jueves, 20 mayo , 2021


Ralph Lee Rinehart


Grace Reed

27 mayo , 2021

To each of you, please accept my condolences and prayers.

Darlene Logan

23 mayo , 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of mr Rhiharts passing..he was always checking on me after my husband Donnie Logan passed...Will
Miss our lil conversations..but know one day we will all see him again..RIP my friend

Eddie & Sallie Lee

21 mayo , 2021

We loved Ralph so much. We are surley gonna miss your visits to Florida that we so looked forward to. Heaven is celebrating Angel Ralph, and we have to be celebrating, too. May the God of Peace and Comfort wrap His loving arms around you.

Patricia Robinette

20 mayo , 2021

To Ralph's Family,
We are so sorry for your loss, but we know it is a temporary separation.
He was a good christian & family man. When he was a young man he always had a happy sweet smile and a quite mature.
May God bless you and keep you in His loving arms in the days, weeks & months ahead.
Love & Prayers,
Eddie & June Cline
Patricia Robinette & Family
Sherry Belcher & Family

Bill & Sandy Acord

20 mayo , 2021

Dear Ms. Ruth & Pastor Carl,

We pray for comfort for you and your family at this sad time of your Dad leaving here and for the glorious time Mr. Rinehart is experiencing now.

Please know you are in our prayers for both comfort and joy.

Bill & Sandy Acord

Reitta and Randy Owens

20 mayo , 2021

We both grew up at Callaway Heights community church with Ralph and Carolyn and the girls. I have such fond memories of him and Carolyn, always providing fun outings for the youth and spent many hours with their family. Ralph always had the biggest smile on his face and the sweetest disposition.
I don't think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. I can just imagine the smile that he has now! Our hearts are broken for Carolyn and the family. Praying for God's grace and God's peace at this time
We love you all!

Roger and Patricia Mellick

19 mayo , 2021

Praying for you at this time. While Ralph is in heaven rejoicing with his Lord and you know you will see him again, we realize he has left a big hole in your lives here on earth. We are praying for God’s comfort now and in the days to come.
Patricia and Roger Mellick

Perry and Sheila McKinney

19 mayo , 2021

We were heartbroken to hear of Ralph’s passing but praise the Lord that we will see him again one day. Ralph was the sweetest most humble person we’ve ever met and we know he will be greatly missed.
Love and prayers,
Perry and Sheila

Robert & Janet Lane

19 mayo , 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss. Ralph was an inspiration to many as he followed the teachings of Christ. We are praying for the family.

Brenda Lambert

19 mayo , 2021

So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.