Ralph Martin Romage, Sr. , 90, of Danese, WV died on Saturday, February 06, 2021 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV.
Born July 03, 1930 in Layland, WV he was the son of the late Martin and Willie Claxton Romage.
A decorated Military Policeman, Ralph served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After his service he worked as a coal miner for Westmoreland and Royal coal company, later retiring from New River Coal Company.
Ralph was a trustee, caretaker and dedicated member of Zickafoose Methodist Church in Landisburg where he attended with his wife. In his free time he enjoyed raising a garden and bird watching.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Anna Lee McClung Romage, grandson, James “Greggie” Brown, and siblings, Ruby Tucker, Eugene Romage, Gladys Humphries, Edna Sexton, Polly Fox and Bobby Romage.
Surviving are two children, Debra Brown (Greg) of Tuscaloosa, Al and Ralph Romage Jr. (Sheila) of Danese; grandchildren, Melissa “Missy” Miller (Gavin) of Tuscaloosa, Al. and Jason “Jay” Romage of Danese; five great grandchildren, Julie (Caleb) Earnest, Caleb, Ethan and McKenna Miller and Dalton Brown all of Alabama; and siblings, Ruth Suzza, Patty Tankersly and Roger Romage.
Graveside rites and committal will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity with Pastor Jack Reeves officiating. Burial will follow.
Pallbearers include Timmy Romage, David Romage, Bruce McClung, Eddie Radford, Caleb Earnest and Chad Sisk with honorary pall bearers Jason Romage and Gavin Miller.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801.
Those planning to attend should use proper COVID 19 precautions by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet.
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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV