Ralph Edwin Taggart Sr.
HOPEWELL: Ralph Edwin Taggart Sr., 82, of Hopewell went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Willow Haven Nursing Home.
He was born a Leap Year Baby on February 29, 1940 in Zanesville, a son of the late John Lysander and Martha James Taggart. He was a lifelong Farmer and for 15 years he worked for the coal mines. In his younger years he enjoyed motorcycles and racing go-carts. He also enjoyed watching westerns, spending time with family, square dancing, and fishing.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Cora Lee Taggart “Corky” whom he married May 1, 1965; children, Ralph Jr. (Stacie) Taggart of Mount Perry, Roger (Leslie) Taggart of Hopewell, Ronda (David) Taggart of Arlington, Virginia, Rodney (Shari) Taggart of Zanesville, grandchildren Courtney (David), Billy, Anthony, Derrick, and Jacob and great grandchildren Dorian, Jocee, and Naomi.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Ann (Jim) McMillen, one brother, Russell Franklin Taggart.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Homeless Shelter at First United Methodist Church, 857 Putnam Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701.
Calling hours will be held 5-8pm Friday, October 7 2022 at WILLIAM THOMPSON AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 5765 Gladstone Dr. White Cottage, OH 43791.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday October 8, 2022 at WILLIAM THOMPSON AND SON FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in Hopewell at Asbury Chapel Road Cemetery.
To send a note of condolence to the Taggart family go to www.williamthompsonandsonfuneralhome.com, 5765 Gladstone Drive, White Cottage, OH 43791, or phone 740-661-4095