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Thomas Odell "Buster" Ralston
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Birth: May 30, 1926
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 2008
Fort Myers
Lee County
Florida, USA

STANFORD - Thomas O. "Buster" Ralston, 82, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Stanford, died Friday, Sep 14, 2008 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers.

He was born May 30, 1926, in Cincinnati to the late Effie Ralston Walker and George Walker Jr. of Corbin. Thomas was a civil engineer for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for 20 years and left as a resident engineer. He retired from L.P. Cavett Co. after 17 years of service as vice president and general manager. He was a member of Watson's Chapel Christian Church. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, a Mason with Lodge 392 of Mintonville for 60 years, and a 32-degree Shriner with Valley of Cincinnati and Syrian Shrine of Cincinnati.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor C. Ralston of Fort Myers; three sons, Jeffrey C. (Terrie) Ralston of Stanford, Thomas A. (Jane) Ralston of Lexington and Stephen W. (Haley) Ralston of Highland; four stepdaughters, Patricia Goins of Lakeland, Fla., Janice Selby and Becky (Nick) Clemmons, both of Fort Myers, and Debbie (Mark) Cobain of Seattle, Wash.; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; 15 stepgrandchildren; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila Powell Ralston.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Spurling Funeral Home, officiated by Sherwood Evans. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with a Masonic and Shriner service at 8 p.m.

Active pallbearers will be Eric, Michael, T.J. and Daniel Ralston, Roger McAnich and Bob Ralston. Honorary pallbearers are Leah Ralston Willingham, Elizabeth Anne Ralston, Jenny Ralston, Colton Ralston, Chloe Ralston, Cecil Witt, H.R. "Short" Saufley, Tommy Owens and Shannon Corman.

Memorials preferred to American Heart Association.

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Info from Find A Grave contributor Carol Cochran- Son of Effie Josephine Ralston & Fred King - Note: They were not married (Source: Birth Record) Fred was killed in 1939 and his mother would marry George C Walker, Jr. 
 
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 Parents:
  Fred Curtis King (1907 - 1957)
  Effie J Ralston Walker (1910 - 1960)
 
 Spouses:
  Ila Newland Powell Ralston (1928 - 2001)*
  Eleanor Louise Campbell Hamby-Ralston (1930 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Stanford
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Max Turpin
Record added: Oct 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30431321
Thomas Odell Buster Ralston
Added by: J Marshall
 
Thomas Odell Buster Ralston
Added by: J Marshall
 
 
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One of the most decent human beings we knew!
- Dale and Gloria Bridges
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- Trails of History
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