Ralph E. Six "Eddie", of Chester, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Stone Pear Pavilion in Chester following an illness.
Born in Chester, June 29, 1944, he was a son of the late Edward and Irene Six. Catholic by faith, he was a member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1962. Eddie had a love of sports and played basketball, football, and he excelled as a pitcher in baseball.
Eddie was drafted to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War from September 1965 to September 1967. During his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, and the Sharpshooter Badge. He was also an active member of the VFW Post 6450 Honor Guard and performed countless ceremonies at funerals to honor fellow veterans. In addition to his military service, he was employed as a conductor of the railroad in Pennsylvania.
He is survived by a son, Shawn Six (Diane), a daughter, Shannon Armpriester (Joe), and a son, Joshua Stewart. Other survivors include his grandchildren, Joseph Armpriester, Courtney Armpriester, Hamilton Six, Payton Six, and Grayson Six, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four siblings, Franklin "Dyke", Bertha, Ruby, and Edna.
Friends may visit on Tuesday, July 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Private family service to follow. As mandated by the WV governor, masks and social distancing are required. Private interment will take place at Columbiana County Memorial Park.
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