Ralph Benjamin Smith
Ralph B. Smith, age 87 a lifelong resident of Dothan died Sunday afternoon December 9, 2018 at his home with his loving family by his side.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday December 14, 2018 in the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with Rev. Coley M. Holloway, Pastor Bradley Rushing and Pastor Danny Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Gilead Church Cemetery with Family First Funeral & Cremation Care directing. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Thursday at Family First Funeral & Cremation Care. Mr. Smith’s body will be placed in the church sanctuary one hour prior to services Friday.
Mr. Smith was born in Dothan son of the late Robert A. Smith and Lucy Jewell Thomley Smith. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Smith was the former owner and operator of the Ralph Smith Company which specialized in screen and window instillation. He, along with his wife were longtime faithful members of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Mr. Smith loved to fish and many good times were had at his fish fries. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Frances Woodham Smith and his brother Colly Smith.
Survivors include two sons Barry Smith, Kyle Smith and his girlfriend Spring Woodruff all of Dothan, a grandson Jordan Tyler Smith of Berkley, Ca, his sister Jeanette Fowler of Dothan, brother in law and sister in law John Doyle (Sara) Woodham of Dothan, another sister in law Frances Woodham of Dothan, several nieces and nephews and Josh Woodruff and Christian Townsend.
Family First Funeral Care, 965 Woodland Dr., Dothan, AL