Ralph was born July 29, 1929, in Yeager, Oklahoma to Clarence and Nellie (Rogers) Cherry. Ralph attended school at Moss and the University of Tulsa. He married Joyce Harwell on September 9, 1950, in Wetumka, and they moved to the Bryan County area from Lindsay in 1993. Ralph was a member of the Streetman Road Baptist Church. His hobbies included fishing, traveling and spending time with his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Nellie Cherry; and great-granddaughter Nicole Cherry.
Survivors include wife, Joyce Cherry of the home; son Rick Cherry and wife Margie, Blue Springs, Mo.; son Ron Cherry and wife Jamie, Cheyenne, Wyo.; daughter Cheryl Milbee and husband Jerry of Shawnee; five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren; special son, Don Harvey, Mead; brother Lyman Cherry and wife Melba of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Dale Cherry and wife Sue, Madill; brother Randal Cherry and wife Rosa Lee, Kansas City, Mo.; sister Dorothy Hughes and husband Kenneth of Wetumka; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Family hour will be from 6-7 p.m., today at the funeral home.
Interment will be at 2:30 pm, Saturday at Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville, with Rick Cherry, Ron Cherry, Jerry Bilbee, and Don Harvey serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Streetman Road Baptist Church Music Department. Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com. Please be sure to include the name of the deceased in all correspondence.
Brown's Durant Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.