Ralph Lee Priddy, 73, of Kingwood, West Virginia, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2012, at the home of his daughter after a long illness with Parkinson’s disease.
Ralph was born June 11, 1939, in Rutland, Ohio, son of the late Russell Lee Priddy and Alice Marie Nelson Priddy. In 1967, Ralph became a minister with the United Pentecostal Church International and served as an Associate Pastor in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as well as in Gastonia, North Carolina. He also served as Pastor in Riverton, West Virginia, and Tunnelton, West Virginia. In 2011, Ralph was inducted into The Esteemed Elders Society of the West Virginia District of the United Pentecostal Church International.
Ralph worked on the Penn/Central Railroad and Southern Railroad, as well as the West Virginia Coal Mines. Many of his past time favorite things to do was to go fishing and spend time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Shirley Ann Barrett Priddy; his daughter, Stephanie (David) Greever of Kingwood, W.Va.; a daughter-in-law, Shari Priddy of Indianapolis, Indiana; six sisters, Ruth (Larry) Logan of Columbus, Ohio, Crella (Butch) Righter of Punta Gorda, Florida, Edna (Howard) Long of Columbus, Ohio, Edith Clark of Rutland, Ohio, Lucille Goines of Rutland, Ohio, Beulah (Bobby) Tackett of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Edgar (Lisa) Priddy of Columbus, Ohio, and Michel Robert (Pam) of Lewis Center, Ohio; six grandchildren, Zachary (Rochel) Priddy of Moorehead, Mn., Lauren, Ashleigh and Joshua Priddy all of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Jordan and Andrew Greever of Kingwood, W.Va.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Rev. B. Jerrell Priddy and one brother, Rondell Priddy.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. on November 10, 2012, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Ravenswood, W.Va., with Pastor David Johnston officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in Ralph Priddy’s name to Amedisys Hospice, 246 Cheat Road Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26508.