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Ralph E. Harrod

Ralph E. Harrod, 68, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.

He was born in Lima on June 16, 1945.

He was an active lay pastor at Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City. Ralph was a compassionate friend, helper and mentor to everyone he came in touch with. He was a devoted servant to his Lord, Jesus Christ.

Ralph was a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea. He will forever be remembered for his competitive cycling and always having the need for speed.

Ralph was a loving and devoted father and grandfather. His wisdom and humor will always be treasured.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Harrod and Ruby Maze Harrod Davis, and stepfather, Cecil Davis.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Paula Zepernick, son-in-law, Kyle Zepernick, and granddaughters, Kendall and Casey, all of Dayton; a sister, Carolyn Beaty of Russells Point; and best friend, Terry Hague of Wichita, Kan.

Visitation is one hour prior to a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ginghamsburg Church South Campus, 7695 S. County Road 25A, Tipp City, with John Jung officiating. Burial is at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rosedale Cemetery, State Route 235, half a mile north of Kiser Lake in Champaign County.

Memorials are suggested to the New Creation Counseling Center Indigent Fund, 7695 S. County Rd. 25A, Tipp City, OH 45371.

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