Ralph G. Cruikshanks, age 85, of Belle Valley, Ohio passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 at Ohio State James Cancer Center.
He was born January 25, 1938 in Wallback, West Virginia, a son of the late Luther H. and Willa Anne Rogers-Cruikshanks.
Ralph was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, from 1955-1963. He was a retired bridge painter. He was a member of the American Legion Post 641.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers Harold, Cliff, Ben, Charles, Bob and John and sisters Gloria, Kate, Marge and Sharon.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Glora Cruikshanks of Ireland, Ralph Jr. (Tabatha) Cruikshanks of Luttrell, Tennessee, and Tina Cruikshanks (John Wilkes) of Belle Valley, Ohio; his eight grandchildren, Megan Cruikshanks of Chicago, Will (Amanda) Baker of Summerfield, Ohio, Jeff Hill of Logan, Ohio, David (Marley) Hill of Athens, Ohio, Luther Cruikshanks, Gavin (Sarah) Williams of Italy, Cortnee Dingess of Columbus, Ohio, Isabella Williams (Brandon) of Maryland; along with 12 great-grandkids and three great-great grandkids, and a brother, Paul, of Georgia.