Ralph Eugene Lunsford Sr.CHESTER - Mr. Ralph Eugene Lunsford Sr., 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, April 26, 2014. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the First Church of the Narzarene, with the Rev. John Porter officiating. The interment will be at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at First Church of the Nazarene, 182 Pinckney Street, Chester, S.C. Born April 8, 1935, in Union, S.C., Mr. Lunsford was a son of the late Hayden Roy and Esther Roberts Lunsford. He was a graduate of Chester High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War. Mr. Lunsford was retired from Ruth's Salad as a salesman with over 50 years of service. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Chester Masonic Lodge #18, Hejaz Shrine Temple and the American Legion Post #27. He is survived by two sons, Ralph E. "Gene" Lunsford Jr. and Roy D. Lunsford (Lori), both of Chester; two daughters, Darlene Gibson (Tim) of Chester and Gina Grant (Dwayne) of Union, S..C; stepson, Robbie Revis (Eileen) of Chester; mother-in-law, Cynthia Thompson of Chester; eight grandchildren, Kelly Lunsford-Thomas (Aaron), Ralph E. "Tripp" Lunsford III (Caitlan), Tori Lunsford, Jonathan Revis and Krista Williams, all of Chester, Caitlin Grant and Daniel Grant, both of Union, S.C., and Burton Williams of Rock Hill, S.C.; four great-grandchildren, Jay and McKinley Thomas, Landon Lunsford and Chloe Williams, all of Chester; one brother, Charles Lunsford of Chester; and two sisters, Pat Lail (Robert) of Conover, N.C., and Mary Ann Stevenson (Jerry) of Chester, S.C. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Thompson Lunsford; one brother, Hayden Roy Lunsford Jr.; one sister, Frances Ellen Lunsford; and his daughter-in-law, Nancy Campbell Lunsford. Memorials may be made to
, c/o Christy Wilburn, P.O. Drawer 10, Chester, SC 29706. Please designate on check who the memorial is for. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barronfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Herald on Apr. 28, 2014