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Ralph Amos, Jr.

Obituary of Ralph G. Amos, Jr.

Ralph G. Amos, Jr., 94, widower of Emily Johnson Amos, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 18, 2022. In addition to his wife of 70 years, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph G. Amos, Sr. and Carrie Wilson Amos; sister, Bonnie Lincoln.

Ralph was born and raised on Lee Avenue in Roanoke and attended William Fleming High School, after which he served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for and retired from Appalachian Power Company following 42 years of service. He was a member of Wildhurst Presbyterian Church, an avid Washington Nationals fan and enjoyed going to the beach with his family, old westerns, and working in his yard.

He will be missed and remembered by his sons, Gilbert L. “Gil” Amos, Robert A. “Rob” Amos, and David R. “Dave” Amos and his wife Tammy; grandchildren, Ryan A. Amos and his wife Susan Francia, Sean M. Amos and his wife Natalie; great-grandson, Alexander “Bear” Amos; sister-in-law, Louise Weaver; nieces, Lou Clark and her husband David and Linda Johnson; nephews, Philip Weaver and his wife Mary, Mike Nickerson and wife Dawn, Gary Nickerson and wife Karen.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Gareth Stephenson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Rd.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Friendship Health & Rehab Center South for their care and compassion.

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A Memorial Tree was planted for Ralph
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory, Peters Creek Road Chapel