Ralph L. Strait
June 25, 1936 ‒ November 18, 2019
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Ralph L. Strait, age 83, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by family and friends.
He was born on June 25, 1936 in Gahanna, Ohio to the late Elmer and Geneva (Risk) Strait. Ralph was a Veteran serving in the United States Army. He worked for a few years at United Telephone Company as an installer and repairman. He later started his own business, Strait’s Farm Equipment, where he bought and sold farm equipment for over 30 years. Ralph was a member of the Brandon Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to auctions of all kinds and the time he spent with his customers and friends. But most of all, Ralph loved the time he shared with his family.
He is survived by his wife, of over 62 years, Carolyn (Higgins) Strait; his son Keith (Patty) Strait; his grandchildren Courtney (Greg) Deckling, Shane (Desirae) Strait, Alex Strait; his great-grandchildren Emmett Deckling, Aria Strait; and his very close friends, Leda (Bart) Walker, Ken (Julia) Longshore, Mary Spearman and many others.
In additions to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his brother Paul Strait.
Friends may call on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 4-7PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A service will be held on Friday, beginning at 11AM, with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will follow in Brandon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
The family would like to thank Jennifer Tucker from Hospice of Knox County for her wonderful care and compassion.
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