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Ralph Edward Smelser
Date of Death: May 5, 2020
Tony dooley
Ricky Heavner
Steve Merritt and Jennifer (Clemons) Merritt
Martha Elliott
Mr. and Mrs. Dale and Teressa MacDowall
Mark Ritter
Debbie Partlow Dean
Trish Belcher
Joy Wienhold
Orion / Gabriella Rustin
Elizabeth Barnette
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Woodbine Assembly of God
626 Rest Church Road
Clear Brook, VA 22624
Saturday 8/8, 1:00 pm
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Old Stone Church Cemetery
White Hall, Virginia

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Woodbine Assembly of God Church
P.O. Box 122
Clear Brook, Virginia 22624

Ralph Edward Smelser, 66, of Frederick County, VA went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at his home. Ralph was born in 1953 in Winchester, VA, son of Gypsy Lee Smelser of Woodstock, VA and the late Robert William Smelser, Jr. He attended James Wood High School and was a Fuel …
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Tony dooley left a message on May 14, 2020:
Sorry for your loss. Sounds like a great man. Didn’t know him just wanted to give my condolences. Pilot driver, Roanoke.
Zane Atkinson left a message on May 14, 2020:
Thoughts and Prayers for the Smelser family. Ralph is a great man and will be missed by all. I am sure he is already busy preparing for the rest of us to go home some day. He and Tim taught me a lot of life lessons. Thanks Ralph for being the kind of man anyone could look up to!
Ricky Heavner left a message on May 14, 2020:
In memory of Ralph Edward Smelser, Ricky Heavner lit a candle
Richard and Mary Clemons left a message on May 12, 2020:
Praying for you and your family. Everyone loved Ralph.
Trudy Myers left a message on May 12, 2020:
My dad Richard Racey wanted you to know how sad he is for your loss. He spoke to me about how he knew Ralph and he was very choked up in the memories of him. My deepest sympathy from our family to you
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Amy Morrison left a message on May 11, 2020:
Josh, Elisabeth and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Dian. Thompson Clippinger left a message on May 11, 2020:
The news yesterday was breathtaking to learn. I know we are to celebrate which is hard to imagine as everyone grieves this tremendous loss Joyce. Ralph was one of the finest Godly men of our country. Know that I'm available anytime day or night to support you. My cell number is 8144949294. I'm in NC. I only wish I was there to help you during this time. Ralph has always loved you deeply. Dian Thompson Clippinger
Steve Merritt and Jennifer (Clemons) Merritt left a message on May 11, 2020:
Such a truly special man of God. Your memory will never be forgotten. You had a great influence in my life. I can hear your wonderful voice and songs. Sing by your Father in Heaven. Sending prayers for Joyce, Josh, Elisabeth, Timothy and the whole family for strength and peace to come🙏🙏
Don and Brenda Stotler left a message on May 11, 2020:
We extend our deepest sympathies to the Smelser family. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.
JOHN c BENNETT left a message on May 10, 2020:
May you rest in peace Ralph, I will miss your singing forever.
Charlie & Bonnie Anderson left a message on May 10, 2020:
Sending love and prayers. Our hearts go out to all of you.
Martha Elliott left a message on May 10, 2020:
Joyce so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family during this very difficult time.
Marshall and Linda Strachan left a message on May 10, 2020:
Ben, our hearts go out to you. May God give you the strength you need during this time.
Linda Haines Strachan left a message on May 10, 2020:
Joyce, my heart goes out to you and your family. May your faith in God keep you during this most difficult time.
Larry & Kathy Starnes & Family left a message on May 9, 2020:
Our prayers are with all of you. May God touch each of you with comfort, peace, & His unending love. God bless!
Mr. and Mrs. Dale and Teressa MacDowall left a message on May 9, 2020:
Sending our prayers to his family. May the Lord be with you during this time.
Kay & Jesse Moffett left a message on May 9, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family a this most difficult time.
Mark Ritter left a message on May 8, 2020:
So sorry for your loss.
Darwyn and Mary Clevenger left a message on May 8, 2020:
Please accept our sympathy and condolences.
Deidre Abrell left a message on May 8, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Deidre Abrell left a message on May 8, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Chris Garber left a message on May 8, 2020:
I am a friend of Holly's. I remember Holly talking about her family in Frederick County, even though she was a "Handley" girl. I am so sorry for your families loss in such an unexpected way, these are always the hardest losses. I pray to God to give each of you strength and comfort through these difficult times. God bless to you all.
Debbie Partlow Dean left a message on May 8, 2020:
In memory of Ralph Edward Smelser, Debbie Partlow Dean lit a candle
Gary A Seal and Family left a message on May 8, 2020:
Our heartfelt prayers go to all the family. We are praying that God provides strength and comfort to each of you. Love
Brenda Newcome left a message on May 8, 2020:
I’m just so sorry for your loss of this fine man. I went to White Hall school with Tim and Ralph and remember all the good times we had. May God’s wonderful love surround you and bring you peace. Continued prayers for you and yours.🙏🙏💕
Trish Belcher left a message on May 8, 2020:
Ralph, you will be missed so much. You were such a role model to me and my family. Your faith, your teaching and encouraging words. So humble to share your journey about your faith and family. Love you dearly. God bless your family and keep them in your wings dear Lord comforting and strengthening in Jesus name.
Johnny and Tammy Benson left a message on May 8, 2020:
Thoughts and Prayers to all of the Smelser family. Ralph was a great guy. He made my moms funeral special for me when sang one of her favorite songs. Love and Prayers Johnny and Tammy Benson
Joy Wienhold left a message on May 8, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I have fond memories of our times together. There were many great memories we had. Ralph was such a great man if God. No words can comfort the pain but Ralph has won the race and achieved his goal. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Orion / Gabriella Rustin left a message on May 8, 2020:
We’re sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with your family!
Elizabeth Barnette left a message on May 8, 2020:
In memory of Ralph Edward Smelser, Elizabeth Barnette lit a candle
Elizabeth Barnette left a message on May 8, 2020:
Joyce- I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please let me know. Love you
Theressa and Russell robinson left a message on May 8, 2020:
so sorry for your loss praying only the peace that comes from God in such a hard time as this and also for the long haul he will be greatly missed by many love and prayers
Teresa Nort left a message on May 8, 2020:
When a special life ends in such an unexpected way. It can be totally overwhelming... With a heartfelt wish that even in the midst of pain and sorrow, you will find comfort in knowing that your loved one lives forever in the presence of God. Much love and many prayers. My condolence Joyce and family.🙏❤🙏
Kelly newcomb left a message on May 8, 2020:
In memory of Ralph Edward Smelser, Kelly newcomb lit a candle
Tony Taylor left a message on May 8, 2020:
Praying for all you that the Lord brings comfort and peace during this difficult. Thinking about all of you.
Connie Oakes left a message on May 8, 2020:
I am so sorry for your loss.
DeAnna Smelser left a message on May 8, 2020:
Unfortunately, I never had a chance to meet you, but I knew Holly’s love for you. So in essence I knew you and I love you too. Enjoy your time in Heaven. Until we meet in person....
Hope Lee left a message on May 7, 2020:
I’m so sorry for your loss 🙏
Teresa Ogle left a message on May 7, 2020:
Joyce and family, I am heartbroken. I've known you both for over 40 years and it feels as though I've lost a family member. The most comforting thing is that he has been ushered into the presence of God and he has been reunited with countless family and friends who passed before him. What a reunion that must have been!! I will be praying for you and your family. Love to you all.
Kathy Evans left a message on May 7, 2020:
Joyce you and your family are in my heart and prayers. Ralph was a very nice man and he will be missed. God bless you...
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Denise Ellis left a message on May 7, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I'm so sorry for your loss. Dawn has always spoke very highly of her father in law. I almost felt as I knew him. My love to you all.
Larry & Cindi Crouse left a message on May 7, 2020:
Joyce & Family, There are no words to express how heartbroken we are over the loss of Ralph and what you must be going through. Ralph was a wonderful man and beloved friend. Prayers going out to you. May the Lord hold you in his arms and guide you through your time of grief.
Lucy Parkinson left a message on May 7, 2020:
In memory of Ralph Edward Smelser, Lucy Parkinson lit a candle
Tony Barnes left a message on May 7, 2020:
He was one of the good people you meet in life.
Holly Phipps left a message on May 7, 2020:
Prayers to the family of Josh and Dawn Smelser. May God comfort you at your time of loss.
Casey Henry left a message on May 7, 2020:
So, so sorry for your loss.
JoeAnn Pritchett left a message on May 7, 2020:
Praying for your family.
Sam Bock left a message on May 7, 2020:
so sorry for the loss of a man who was the friend of many .
Rusty Kirby left a message on May 7, 2020:
I'm extremely saddened about the loss of Ralph. He meant so much to his co-workers and will be missed. My prayers for comfort and peace for his family.
Chris & Christy Goldizen left a message on May 7, 2020:
Go rest high on that mountain, Joyce, Josh,Elizabeth and family we are only a phone call away if you need anything
Deborah Hines left a message on May 7, 2020:
Joyce & Family, Cannot imagine what ur going thru. Just know ur in my heart and prayers. Ralph was a great man and loved his family. God be with u all, give ur peace and comfort. Love to all.
Ellie Strosnider left a message on May 7, 2020:
In memory of Ralph Edward Smelser, Ellie Strosnider lit a candle
John and Carolyn Cordova left a message on May 7, 2020:
Condolences to the Family. (May God Comfort Your Hearts.) Praying for All of you.
Stephen & Victoria Feltner left a message on May 7, 2020:
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. May the Lord comfort you and your family.
Patricia Harrison left a message on May 7, 2020:
Dear Joyce and family I can only say how very sorry I am for the loss of your husband God bless you and your family
Jack Watts left a message on May 7, 2020:
Ralph Smelser was a man made from the moral fabric the world hungers for and is missing today. As I read through the comments on several posts, you quickly come away with traits like Christlike and Godly. Till we meet again Brother Ralph.
Sheila Brown left a message on May 7, 2020:
You touched so many thru your songs and your leadership . Say Hello to Mom and Dad for me Ralph..
Rose White left a message on May 7, 2020:
In memory of Ralph Edward Smelser, Rose White lit a candle
Sheila smeltzer left a message on May 7, 2020:
So very sorry to hear about your loss I remember Ralph as always being kind and a smile.
Gail Markley Reaves left a message on May 7, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of Ralph when I was growing up. Always smiling and laughing.
Nathan & Gale Newlin left a message on May 7, 2020:
Ralph’s light will be a beacon for us. His Kind & Loving heart stays with us even tho he is with our Heavenly Father watching Over us now. May God’s Love & Peace be with you to comfort you all💕
Ronald Didawick left a message on May 7, 2020:
I'm sorry to hear about Ralph passing away. My first time of meeting you two, was at the Hayfield church of God. God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow!
Rebecca Garrett Carlyle left a message on May 7, 2020:
Prayers to the family during this difficult time. Rest in Paradise.
Rebecca Garrett Carlyle left a message on May 7, 2020:
Prayers to the family during this difficult time. Rest in Paradise.
Nancy Jenkins Shatzer left a message on May 7, 2020:
In memory of Ralph Edward Smelser, Nancy Jenkins Shatzer lit a candle
Billy and Jenny Miller left a message on May 7, 2020:
Sorry for your loss . You are in our prayers .
Zellapheane Siviero left a message on May 7, 2020:
Sorry for your loss... he surely will be missed.
Alicia Taylor Shane left a message on May 7, 2020:
May God lift you all up from this tragic loss. I love you all.
Russell & Vickie Hiett left a message on May 7, 2020:
We are so very sorry. He was such a kind-hearted, loving man who would do anything for anyone who needed anything. He dearly loved his grandbabies, kids & Joyce -- his whole family. He could always make you smile. Dad will miss calling him so much -- always teasing each other about money. He will be deeply missed. He's up there in Heaven with all the rest of the family. Granddaddy & Bobby welcomed him with open arms I'm sure - as well as all the rest of the family. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers. Love you Joyce & all the rest of the family.
Lanny and Melissa DeHaven left a message on May 7, 2020:
So sorry for your loss the entire family is in our Thoughts and prayers 🙏
Diane Partlow left a message on May 7, 2020:
Sending many thoughts, prayers & much love to our Smelser family. Rest in Peace Ralph my dear sweet cousin..
Judy Clowser Yancey left a message on May 7, 2020:
Prayers of love and comfort be with the entire Smelser Family.
Debbie Gardner left a message on May 6, 2020:
In memory of Ralph Edward Smelser, Debbie Gardner lit a candle
Chris and Irene Smelser left a message on May 6, 2020:
Joyce, we are so sorry for your loss. Ralph was a great guy and will be remembered for his kindness , smile and love . Our whole bunch sends their love and condolences. Lots of Love from Chris, Irene, Jason, Jackie and Carly.
Sandra Dugan & Roger Dugan Sr left a message on May 6, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and Peace from God above. 💘
Sandi Smelser Morgenthaler left a message on May 6, 2020:
Joyce,Josh,Liz and family, I am deeply saddened to hear about Ralph. So sorry for your loss of a wonderful caring man with a smile that lit up the room! Thinking of all of you in your time of sorrow. Sandi Smelser Morgenthaler
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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