|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1924|
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 2012|
Ralph Colvin Bogar
July 31, 1924 - July 23, 2012
Birthplace: Sidney, KY
Resided In: Sevierville Tennessee USA
Visitation: July 25, 2012
Service: July 25, 2012
Cemetery: Smith Cemetery
Ralph C. Bogar, age 87 of Sevierville, TN went to his eternal home at 8:50 PM, Monday, July 23, 2012 with his family and a host of friends at his bedside. He was born in Sidney, KY July 31, 1924. He was a graduate of Belfry High School, a World War II veteran, an avid UK Wildcat fan, and a commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1978. He retired from the Postal Service in April, 1982, serving 28 years as postmaster in Sidney, KY. He met and married his wife, Yvonne R. Bogar of Sidney, KY, now living in Sevierville, TN and blessed to spend 62 years of marriage as of July 14, 2012. Ralph and his wife were co-owners of Bogar's Market in Sidney, KY for 19 years. They sold the store and Ralph later retired and enjoyed the mountains in TN. He enjoyed horseback riding, camping, and wagon trains. Then after 2 episodes of cancer and it winning the last battle, God called him home. While living in KY, Ralph came to know his Lord and remained faithful to the end. He and his wife were charter members of Sidney Missionary Baptist Church, later a member of Bells of Joy United Baptist Church, and taking membership with Bethany Baptist Church after moving to TN. He was ordained a deacon in 1972 and remained active in all 3 churches as long as his health permitted.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents W.C. and Dixie Smith Bogar; sister Lois Ann (Bogar) Compton; infant brother Joseph Vern Bogar and many other family members and friends.
Survivors are his loving and devoted wife Yvonne; his precious children, 1 daughter and son-in-law-Deborah Kaye and Billy Ray Sparks of Sevierville, TN, 1 son and daughter-in-law-Richard Dwight and Tammy Louise (Smith) Bogar of Sidney, KY, 1 grandchild-Gina Lavon (Sparks) and husband David Ray Brien of Mt. Sterling, KY, 2 precious great grandchildren-Ashton Rachel Brien and Isaac Gage Brien of Mt, Sterling, KY, 1 loving brother-Harold F. and wife Ina Jean Bogar, 1 loving sister-Helen Bogar moore of Fredericksburg, VA, 1 devoted and caring sister-in-law-Nita Jean and husband Bobby Joe Robinette, Nieces and nephews-Rita and Bob Scott, Clarissa and David Self, Chad and Terry Moore, Chris and Wanda Moore, Laura Beth Martin, Joseph and Jacob Martin, special family friend-Angie Roberts of Sevierville,TN, and his loyal companion, his chocolate lab, Hershey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that in memory of Ralph, donations be made to the Sevierville Food Ministry, P O Box 6042, Sevierville, TN 37864 or Bethany Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Wednesday with funeral service to follow at 7 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Whitted and Pastor Thomas Holt officiating. There will also be visitation on Thursday evening July 26, 2012 beginning at 5 PM at Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, KY. Graveside service will be 11 AM Friday, July 27, 2012 in the Smith Cemetery in Sidney, KY, with Brother Mike Smith officiating. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
Created by: Teresa Harris
Record added: Jul 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94139563