Ralph W. Martin
December 15, 1927 – March 3, 2018
Ralph W. Martin, age 90, of Centerville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3:10 PM at Symphony at Centerville. He was born on December 15, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Walter & Marie (Creamer) Martin. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Ruth (Worth) Martin whom he married on November 27, 1976; sons and daughters in law, Matthew (Mary Joy) Martin of Alabama and Todd (Linda) Martin of Centerville, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Wendy (Ray) Pike of Massachusetts; step children, Raymond (Pamela) Gunn Jr. of New Carlisle, Ohio, Mary Grace (Joseph) Mansour of Texas, Gina (Michael) Volk of Washington Township, Ohio, and Jason Gunn of Springboro, Ohio; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his step daughter, Michelle M. Gunn and sisters, Geraldine Wickens and Doris Coffelt. Ralph retired as a Professional Civil Engineer and was a member of the United States Army serving in the Korean Conflict being honorably discharged on October 4, 1952. He was a member of the Dayton Engineers Club and Fairhaven Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Centerville, Ohio. There will be a service held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the charity of your choice. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com
Ralph W. Martin
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March 8, 2018
It was an honor to have known Ralph.
He was a kind and wise man.
God bless you all.
March 8, 2018
Ralphie always smiled. This veteran never complained and was a good dancer at times. I will miss his smile and his kind heart. The heavens are truly blessed. See you someday martha Phipps LPN (Symphony)
Robert M Worth Jr
March 7, 2018
My youngest sister found the love of her live nearly 45 years ago and has been very very happy since. Ralph was one of the most gregarious individuals I've ever met and I know he would do what he loved to do with my nieces and nephews by shepherding them to great lives of their own. Many in all of our families will miss him dearly though the memories will never be forgotten for the lessons of life will be with us forever.
March 6, 2018
This wonderful man was a faithful servant of God, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. I am proud to say that he taught me many lessons in life, all of which have helped me tremendously. Love you Ralph.