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Obituary: Ralph Franklin Childs Jr.

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Ralph Franklin Childs Jr.

Ralph Franklin Childs Jr.

Ralph Franklin Childs Jr., 73, of Thompson’s Station, passed away on Aug. 3, 2019.  

Mr. Childs retired from Internal Revenue Service after 33 years. He loved his family and taking them to Disney World. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed watching old movies and listening to nostalgic music.  

He’s survived by wife of 50 years, Deborah Kay Bartlett Childs of Thompson’s Station; daughters, Tracy Faye Childs (Jeff White) of Florence, Kentucky and Kelly Childs (Dan) Garteiz of Spring Hill; sisters, Janet (Burt) Bronner of Suffolk, Virginia and Gayle (Marvin) Messerschmitt of Batavia, Ohio; grandchildren, Jake (Sasha Collins) White, Brittany (Mike) Kloentrup, Taylor (Nick Koller) Garteiz, Emma White, Bailey Garteiz, Rachel Reynolds and Grace Garteiz; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Betsy and Penny; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Pam and Jim O’Donnell and Randy (Kathy) Stulce; and other loving family members.  

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Ed Alexander and Ken Morris officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.