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Ralph Lee Tankersley, 77, of Highland Heights, born September 30, 1935 in Covington, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at his residence. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Villa "Mae" (nee Akers) Tankersley; son Brian Payne of Vero Beach, Florida; also survived by a granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. An Army Veteran and member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a retired instrumentation mechanic at GE for over 30 years and enjoyed the men's Bible study at Christ Baptist Church in Cold Spring and attended the Immanuel Church of the Nazarene, Highland Heights. Visitation 10 AM -12 Noon with 12 Noon funeral Friday, August 23, 2013 all at SWINDLER & CURRIN FUNERAL HOME, 5245 Madison Pike, Independence. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jewish Voice Ministries International, P.O. Box 31998, Phoenix, AZ 85046-1958 or online to jewishvoice.org. For private on-line condolences or directions go to swindler-currinfh.com
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Aug. 22, 2013