Ralph Dale Whaley

September  17th, 1938 January  17th, 2024
Hemphill, TX
Ralph Dale Whaley

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Obituary

Ralph Dale Whaley, a beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away on the 17th of January 2024 at the age of 86 in Hemphill, Texas. Born on the 17th of September 1938, Ralph lived a remarkable life filled with hard work, humor, and love.

Ralph was a devoted husband, having shared his life for many blissful years with his beloved wife Sandra Whaley. Their unconditional love and unwavering support served as an inspiration to all who knew them. Together, they created a home filled with warmth, love, and laughter.

As a father, Ralph was a true role model. He raised three children with kindness, patience, and a strong moral compass. He believed in the importance of education and made sure his children understood the value of hard work. He instilled in them a sense of humor that brought joy to their lives and that of everyone around them.

Hard work was a defining characteristic of Ralph's life. He approached every task with dedication and determination, never shying away from a challenge. Throughout his career, he held himself to the highest standards, earning the respect and admiration of colleagues and friends. His work ethic set a shining example for generations to come.

But it was Ralph's sense of humor that truly captured the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His quick wit and infectious laughter were like medicine for the soul. Whether it was a well-timed joke or a perfectly delivered punchline, Ralph had the uncanny ability to bring happiness and levity to any situation. He had a way of making even the darkest days a little brighter.

Outside of his work and family, Ralph was an enthusiastic member of his community. He actively participated in local events, lending a helping hand wherever needed. His kind heart and compassion for others touched countless lives and left an indelible mark on the fabric of Hemphill.

Ralph's passing is mourned by all who knew him. His love, laughter, and larger-than-life personality will be deeply missed. But his memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him and had the privilege of sharing his journey.

In honor of Ralph Dale Whaley's life, let us remember the lessons he taught us. Let us work hard, never lose our sense of humor, and always cherish the ones we love. Ralph's legacy will forever serve as a testament to a life truly well-lived.

Rest in peace, dear Ralph.

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February 14, 2024
Rest in peace Grandpa, I'm so happy and relieved to know that you are with Jesus. Let us celebrate your life the way I know you would want us to. Cheers to a wonderful life lived and the legacy of successful children and grandchildren that are an ode to you. Ill always carry the memories of the love and laughter you shared with me and Matt, as well as how much love you showed my wife and treated her like your own granddaughter. Enjoy your front row seat watching my son grow up to be yet another handsome, successful Whaley man ;) Love you!
Daniel W.
February 13, 2024
Will always miss your Grandpa, I fondly remember days in my childhood spending time you and Grandma, playing in the yard, eating licorice, watching tv. You always had a place in your heart for us grandkids and showed us nothing but love and care.
Matt Whaley
February 11, 2024
Dad, it was an honor being your daughter in law. You were very welcoming when I joined the family and immediately made me feel loved. Your demeanor was always larger than life, with great stories, big laughs, and great facial expressions 😊 As for taking care of business, I've never known anyone that worked so hard, whether it was building or repairing a house, cutting down trees, gardening, running a business, playing golf, or even just going on walks, you did it all with gusto, full steam ahead! As for your roll as a husband, father and grandfather, this was also done with all you had. You were all in and committed to your wife and children, loving them with all your heart, and being there for them at all times, without reservation. As a grandpa, you actually handed over your heart, letting them rule the roost, eat your red licorice, choose the tv shows and even sleep in your bed with you 😊 I loved our great conversations about the Lord and that you always hugged and kissed me when visiting. There was no "in-law" attitude from you, I was just Missy, your daughter ❤️. Lastly, the love I saw you express for your son, my hubby, absolutely melted my heart. Even at 61, you still called him precious and your adoration was palpable. We love and miss you, dad, and can't wait to see you again in heaven ❤️
Melissa Whaley
February 11, 2024
I have many pleasant memories of your father, especially when the family lived in Yosemite. Not only was he skilled at his trade but had the respect of his peers, his employees and company management. He had a very likable manor and made others comfortable when conversing with them on a variety of subjects. Since his son married my daughter, I enjoyed spending social time with Ralph, as well. We've played tennis together and pitched a few horseshoes. We've had many Bible discussions and shared other common interests. We've shared many meals together but the ones I remember best was the numerous breakfasts we shared early each morning at a little cafe near my home when he was adding an addition onto my home. We were able to set up a special room for him as a combined bedroom and office. It was a joy to have him staying with us. I found him to be a man of integrity, kindness and follower of Jesus Christ. I will always remember him fondly. 😊
Chet Skinner
February 10, 2024
Dad,
I could never thank you enough for making me the man I am today. You were a great Father and mentor, and The best Father a son could have. I will always love and honor you.
Walt

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Wilson Walker Whaley
Mary Jane Wishon
Albert Maywood Haislet
Lillian Olivia Ballenger
Willard Wesley Whaley
Grace Olivia Haislet
Phyllis Anne Lindsay and Sandra Walker
Freda Mae Whaley
Lawrence Willard Whaley
Walter Willard Whaley
Charlotte Mae Whaley
George Walter Whaley
Donald Lee Whaley
Gail Maxine Whaley
Florence Jacqueline Ressler and Robert Lester Ressler
Freda Mae Whaley
Lawrence Willard Whaley
Donald Lee Whaley
Gail Maxine Whaley
Florence Jacqueline Ressler and Robert Lester Ressler
Phyllis Anne Lindsay and Sandra Walker
Walter Willard Whaley
Charlotte Mae Whaley
George Walter Whaley
Ralph Whaley
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