Ralph served in the US Army from m1950 to 1953 in the Korean War and the Army Reserves until 1960.
Ralph was a retired truck driver and loved spending his time with his family and friends, playing bingo and talking trucks.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Norma (Hawkey), an infant daughter Linda in 1951, a grandson Scotty Niswonger in 1982, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Left to cherish his memory are his children Vickie (Jerry) Crawford of Greenville, Ralph (Vicky) Hileman Jr. of New Madison, Betty (Bret) Brant of West Manchester, and David (Kelly) Hileman of Arcanum, 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandsons, sister: Marguerite Glunt of Greenville and several nieces & nephews, his little Chihuahua Buttons, his coffee buddies & the girls at Back In Time restaurant.
Services will be held on Tuesday December 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday December 29, 2014 at the funeral home. Veteran’s services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.