Ralph Bybee, 65, went Home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, June 17, 2010. Ralph was born on August 30, 1944, to Noble Henry Bybee and Dorothy Maxine Carey Bybee. He was raised in Preston, Mo., and graduated from Skyline High School in 1962. He was saved on August 16, 1954, and became an ordained Deacon of the Missionary Baptist Church, on November 6, 1966. After graduation from high school, he attended Draughon's Business College and Southwest Missouri State University, until he joined the military at the age of 25. Ralph proudly served two years in Vietnam and was honorably discharged with a Bronze Star. Prior to leaving for the military, he married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Ann Mabary, on October 20, 1963. They were married in the Little Niangua Church, in Preston, Mo., and remained married and deeply in love for 46 years. Ralph was a business man in Springfield and Branson, and had recently retired, in September 2009. For many years he enjoyed playing golf with his wife and friends, but was never more proud than when he was spending time with his three granddaughters. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Bybee; mother, Dorothy Smith; two children and their spouses, Stephanie and Chad Young and Ryan and Amanda Bybee; his three granddaughters, Hailey Bybee, Chloe and Sophia Young; and a host of family and friends, of which he was very proud. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 20, 2010, from 4 to 6 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. A meorial service will be held Monday, June 21, 2010, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home. Interment will take place at 1 p.m., in Little Niangua Cemetery, in Preston, Mo.
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Dad we miss you so much.Our world has not been the same since you left.We love and think about you all the time. Thank you for all the years of love and kindness you gave each of us.We will always remember how much you loved us you are in our hearts alway...(Read more) -
Ryan Bybee Added: Mar. 16, 2011
Ralph served two years in Vietnam and was honorably discharged with a Bronze Star. Thank you Ralph. -
Mike Knisley Added: Jun. 20, 2010