ALLEN, Ralph Berry Jr., 66, of Chesterfield County and Melbourne, Fla., passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2010. Ralph was born in Bancroft, W.Va. on July 27, 1943 and was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Berry and Jewell Selma Walters Allen. He served in the U.S. Air Force as part of the Aerospace Test Wing Minuteman Division, graduated from Virginia State College and retired from Philip Morris USA Process Engineering in 1998. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Louise Kelly Allen; daughter, Carey Lynn Brace (Jeffrey); and grandson, Taylor Emery Brace, all of Chesterfield County, Va.; sisters, Molly Ardena Painter (Kenneth) of Beverly, W.Va. and Carolyn Maye Garrison (Harold Don) of Poca, W.Va.. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10). Mr. Allen will be taken to the Waybright Funeral Home in Ripley, W.Va., where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday with funeral services being held at 12 p.m. Interment to follow in Fairplain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312, or a charity of your choice.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.