Ralph Edward Self Sr.

Ralph Edward Self, Sr.

Ralph Edward Self, Sr., former resident of Alexandria, LA, departed this life on December 26, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 91. Services for Ralph will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:30a.m. in the Holman Howe Chapel, Seymour, MO. Burial will be held at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens in Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.holmanhowe.com

After graduation Ralph entered into the United States Army Air Corps and faithfully served his country during World War II. Following his honorable discharge, Ralph began his career working for Piccadilly Cafeteria, becoming the first manager at the Piccadilly Cafeteria in Macarthur Village, Alexandria, LA, in 1967. He worked for the company as a district manager until his retirement in 1982. The Piccadilly wasn't just a job for Ralph, but a part of his family.

Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife of fifty-eight years, Jewell Self; his brothers, Charlie Self and Mike Self; and his sister Helen Jernigan.

Ralph is survived by his children, Ralph Edward Self, Jr. and his wife Kriss of Seymour, Missouri, Linda Bodie and husband David of Rogersville, Missouri; his grandchildren, Matt Self, Clay Self, Tanya Price and Erin Davis; 6 great-grandchildren as well as a host of other family and friends.

Published in The Town Talk on Dec. 29, 2012