Ralph Charles Willey (October 31, 1932 – June 16, 2011)


Ralph Charles Willey, 78 of Zanesville , OH died 10:45 PM Thursday, June 16, 2011 at his residence following a short illness.

He was born Monday, October 31, 1932 in Ava (Noble County) OH the son of Charles Tatman and Dorothy May (Leasure) Willey.

Mr. Willey was a member of Norval Park Church of Christ and retired in 1973 from Burnham Corp. after 23 years service. He was later self-employed as a truck driver and also a carpenter.

He is survived by a daughter: Linda Kay (Patrick) Mathes of Zanesville; 2 step-daughters: Mary L. Smith; Carolyn Sue (Ray) Wickham both of Zanesville; 2 sons Timothy L. (Margaret) Willey and Steven M. Willey both of Frazeysburg; 4 step-sons: Harold “Jim” (Deborah) Burtnett of Monroe, NC; Larry Lee (Lynn) Burtnett of Zanesville; Gene R. “Pete” (Vickie) Burtnett of Zanesville and Michael (Debra) Burtnett of Zanesville; 27 Grandchildren and numerous Great -grandchildren and a great great grandson; 4 sisters, Betty Willey; Faye (Bill) Kelso; Mary (Gene) Swingle; and Barb (Jerry) Acheson all of Zanesville; a sister-in-law Billie Willey of Zanesville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ralph was preceded in death in addition to his parents by his wife Agnes (Scott) Willey, a step-son Dwaine Burtnett, 2 brothers Russell Willey and Dean Willey and a sister Ruth Caw.

Friends may call on Monday June20th from 2-4 and 6-8pm and
Funeral Services to be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home 935 Forest Ave. Zanesville OH with Pastor Dallas Lockhart officiating. Burial will conclude in the Zanesville Memorial Park, Zanesville with Keith Kress as officiant.

Arrangements are being handled by the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave. Zanesville Ohio. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit www.HillisHardwickFH.com