Ralph W. Heslop, 78, of Newport, passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2012) at The Arbors of Marietta.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1934, in Lawrence Township, a son of Merle and Jessie Cronin Heslop.
Ralph was retired from the Washington County Highway Department and was a member of Number 9 Community Church and a volunteer at Newport Food Pantry.
On September 7, 1958, he married Bessie Oliver who survives with one son and two daughters, Perry (Beth) Heslop, Beverly (Ivan) Nunn, Jill (Mike) Roach, all of Marietta; son-in-law Dan Turley; grandchildren, Briana and Ike Nunn, Hans Wright, Renea and Heather Turley, Scotty, Jordan and Tucker Heslop, Andrew Nunn; great-grandchildren, Ivan Duane, Alex, Bishop, Isabelle, Vincent, Mikah; two sisters, Karen Wagner and Janice Gutberlet, both of Marietta.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Anita Turley and grandson Eugene Wright.
Funeral services will be held on Friday (Oct. 12) at 10:30 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday after 2 p.m.
Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com.