Ralph Roland Hegwood, age 90 of Calhoun, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Gordon Hospital.
Ralph was born on January 16, 1928 in Walker County, Georgia to the late Roy Hegwood and Mae Fitzpatrick Hegwood. Also, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61years, Denver Estelle Nix Hegwood and a brother, Pete Hegwood. He graduated Sugar Valley High School in 1945 and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1946. He was a veteran of World War II. During his time in the Army, he was a medical technician stationed at Fort McPherson, Walter Reed Army Hospital and Fitz Simmons Army Hospital. Following the Army he attended West Georgia College, Georgia Tech, and Southern Technical Institute. After graduation he taught school at Liberty School for a year. Ralph retired from Lockheed after 38 years of service as a mechanical engineer. He enjoyed several hobbies: knife making, shooting, fishing, and watching his grandchildren play sports.
He is survived by his son, Terry Hegwood and his wife Jill of Calhoun; daughter, Gail Farriba and her husband Kenneth of Calhoun; a sister, Annette Thomas and her husband Sam of Calhoun; a sister-in-law, Betty Hegwood of Calhoun; three grandchildren, Cliff Farriba and his wife, Sara, Grant Hegwood, and Tiffany Vowell; nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be conducted Monday, May 7, 2018 from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home at 5:00 PM with Dr. James Shope and Joe Farriba officiating. Burial will follow in Fain Cemetery with Cliff Farriba, Grant Hegwood, Barry Hegwood, Keith Thomas, Gary Darnell and Joe Farriba serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 3:00 PM until the funeral hour of 5:00 Pm at Thomas Funeral Home.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ralph Roland Hegwood of Calhoun.