Ralph Edward Rupple Sr. 81 years old, beloved Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Son, Uncle, and Husband, was called to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 10th, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He entered this world on January 7th, 1940, born to Blue and Bea Rupple, in Hardy AR. Ralph Served his country in the Marine Corp and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant, and thereafter moved to Baton Rouge, LA, where he further served as a Baton Rouge Police Officer, until he moved on to work for Exxon where he eventually retired from prior to settling closer to his family in Crosby, Texas. Ralph is survived by his three children, Ralph Jr. and Cathy Rupple of Benton Arkansas, Chad and Michele Rupple of Crosby, Texas, and Aimee Rupple Fontenot of Crosby Texas, Paul Fontenot and Dustin Johnson also of Crosby, Texas. He was a proud grandfather of numerous grand children, Terry and Brooke Rupple, Victor and Jannie Fontenot, Kristofer Rupple and Ashley Carter, Raegan and Jacob McCaleb, Cooper and Audrey Fontenot, Drake Rupple, Isabella Fontenot, and Kenady-Kate Fontenot, and also a Great Grandfather Kirsten Rupple, Lain Fontenot, Archer Fontenot, Jace McCaleb, Jadon McCaleb, River McCaleb, Rowan McCaleb, And Bennett Fontenot, this in addition to the many nieces and nephews he had whom he loved very deeply. Ralph was preceded in death by his baby daughter Vivian Jeannine Rupple, his parents Blue and Bea Rupple, his brother Freddie Joe Rupple, and the love of his life, Janice Leigh Rupple. Pallbearers will be his grandsons listed above. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, LA on Saturday, January 16th, 2021 From 10:00 AM until the Funeral Service at 12:00 PM. It will be Officiated by Brother Huey Moak. The graveside service and burial will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 12 to Jan. 16, 2021.