He was born
Ralph was retired from Westinghouse/A.O.Smith in
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Velma (Baxter) Locke whom he married February 17, 1957; daughters, Kathy (Bob) Brandon of Greenville, and Joy Burke of Indiana; grandchildren, Jacqueline, Whitney, Branson, Ricci, Jimini, Rielea, Alex, Jessica Locke, Chelsea Gallatin, and Amy Marshall Lopez; great grandchildren, Kaysy and Layla Mangen , Veronica, Jacob, Marisol, Emily, and Efrin Lopez; and his "best friend" of 17 years, his dog, BeBee.
Services will be held at , Wednesday, March 2 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from till