Rev. Ralph Reedy

Obituary of Rev. Ralph D. Reedy


Rev. Ralph D. “Pops” Reedy

Of Davin, WV

   Rev. Ralph D.  “Pops” Reedy, 87, of Davin, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Dignity Hospice House in Chapmanville, following an extended illness.

   He was born on July 15, 1931, at Swords Creek, VA, a son of the late J. Edward and Ada Brown Reedy. 

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Reedy; and his step-daughter, Lynn Weese.

   He was a mine clerk at Amherst Coal Company.  After retiring from Amherst he entered full time ministry as a United Methodist Minister and hospital chaplain at Appalachian Regional Hospitals.  He pastored the following United Methodist Churches; Van, Itman, Oakland, Maryland, Justice and served as the assistant pastor at the Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church.

   Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 37 years, Doris Wells Curry Reedy, who was by his side through his entire illness.  She was quoted as saying, “he was a loving husband and a very good man”.  His daughter, Pleasant Hinchman of Moneta, VA; step-son, Jim (Judy) Curry of Man; sister, Ella Ruth Reedy Cook of Lady Lake, FL, and step-son-in-law, Bill Weese, Sr. of Amherstdale; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; along with a host of other relatives, church family, and friends.

   The family would like to thank the Teays Valley Assisted Living staff, Kanawha County Hospice, and Dignity Hospice of Chapmanville for their support, care, and compassion they provided.

   Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the Claypool United Methodist Church at Davin.

   A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Claypool United Methodist Church with Rev. Ollie Parsons officiating.  Burial will follow in Cook Cemetery at Cyclone.

      Pall bearers will be grandsons, Bill Weese, Jr. and Bub Moore; nephews, Donald Reedy, Freddie Cline, Tony Knight, and Tucker Brady; and special neighbor, Justin Spence.

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   Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.