Ralph Smith Jr.
Date of Death: July 29, 2021
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Fellowship Baptist Church
614 Ikes Rd.
Taylors, SC 29687
Sunday 8/1, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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Fellowship Baptist Church
614 Ikes Rd.
Taylors, SC 29687
Sunday 8/1, 4:00 pm

Ralph Loraine Smith, Jr., 85, husband of Ruth Smith, died Thursday, July 29, 2021. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Ralph and Agnes Hydrick Smith, Sr. Mr. Smith was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He loved supporting and visiting missionaries in the field all over the world. He enjoyed…

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James, Richel and Chloe Cooper left a message on August 16, 2021:
My condolences to the Smith family, Ralph was a great friend and an excellent example of a Christian man. I remember all the good times spent with him, just talking about stuff.  Living 85yrs and one day is just like the engineer that he was.  Our loss is heaven’s gain.  You all are in our prayers. Well done, Ralph.
Johnny Coe left a message on August 6, 2021:
I learned alot about telecommunications from Ralph when I worked with him at Georgia Power. After he retired, I enjoyed our conversations at the annual Telecomm Reunion lunch. He was a good friend and mentor to me and I will miss him. May his family take comfort in knowing that another angel is watching over them.
PHIL LAZENBY left a message on August 5, 2021:
I worked with Ralph at Georgia Power Company and Southern Company from 1972 till he retired. He was a Great man and helped everyone around him. I, as well as many others have missed him since his retirement and were glad to have him come back for our retirees meetings once a year at Forest Park Ga. My Prayers are with the family. Phil Lazenby.
Denise Tart Vandermey left a message on August 2, 2021:
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8649010431 Jack Woodruff left a message on July 31, 2021:
I met Ralph at Bon Secours Rehab. We bonded together very quickly when he found out I also graduated from Georgia Tech. I thought he was treating me special until I saw him greet the next new person.. He never met as stranger and people loved that about him. We would walk the track and he would tell me about mission trips and his time at Tech.. I was fascinated. Since his strength wend down we would talk on the phone each week--I truly will miss this Godly Man In my mind he is sitting on a bench in Heaven telling stories to Coach Bobby Dodd. And that makes me smile--- talking to nCoac
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Esteban D. Picazo left a message on July 30, 2021:
My deep condolences to those who remain behind. In the late 1950s, Ralph temporarily replaced my dad for a year as the chief electrical engineer at the missionary radio station 4VEH in Haiti, Grande Antilles. That allowed Mardy Picazo and his family to spend time with family and to visit many congregations across the eastern USA describing the work that was being done with Christian radio broadcasting. Many years later, one afternoon in 2017, I believe, I met with Ralph at the Simpsonville, SC, Starbucks and we compared notes. There is so much more to each person's story than ever makes it into an obituary, and Ralph Smith is a good example of that. From my family, who were directly and positively affected by Ralph's volunteered time so many years ago, we offer a deep thank you. Esteban Picazo, for the Picazo Family USA
Denise Vandermey left a message on July 30, 2021:
Dear Ruth, Tim, Katherine, Miriam, Sharon. Martha, and families, Ron and I are so sorry to learn of Ralph’s passing. I dearly loved Mr. Smith. He was a great man of God I remember watching him and the other men play basketball against our Warrior Boys at ACA. He was good! 😍. He was a good sport and a wonderful friend to my dad. Such a nice guy! I know he has many rewards in heaven.Thank you for giving to The Lord Ralph Smith! My heart felt condolences to all of you. I love all of you!
Pat Wallace left a message on July 30, 2021:
Ruth and family, We send our condolences and love to you an all of your family on the loss of Ralph. He was a dear friend and we will always remember his love for Jesus and his stories of past experiences. Our prayers are with you all, he was truly a wonderful man of faith.
Andrea and Greg Byrne left a message on July 30, 2021:
Rest In Peace Mr. Smith! It was always a pleasure to send time with you! Deepest sympathy to Tim, Austin, Mrs Smith and all your daughters and their families!!! 🥰❤️🙏
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