Ralph D. Sill, age 86, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday June 23, 2019, at Freeman hospital, following an illness.
Ralph was born on October 18, 1932 in Pittsburg, Ks., the son of the late Chester and Opal (Jones) Sill. He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as an engineer for Vicker’s until 1972. He then owned and operated Hydraulic Specialty’s until retiring in 2010. He enjoyed singing and was a member of the Tri-State Barber Shop Chorus for over fifty years.
He married Linda Millard on May 7, 1955 in Joplin. She preceded him in death in October 2012. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Perry, Bill, Merle, and Paul Sill; and two sisters, Phyllis Butler and Becky Whitney, a granddaughter, Michelle Gregory.
Ralph is survived by one son, Curt Sill and wife Paula, Joplin; one daughter, Angela Chaney and husband Bill, Neosho; three grandchildren, Kyle, Andrea, and Samantha; and three great-grandchildren, Cristal, Annastaisia, and Victoria.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Ralph will be cremated after the services and his ashes will be buried at Stone Cemetery near Diamond, Mo.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.