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Ralph Edwin Beggs
July 27, 1930 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Ralph Edwin Beggs, 93, formerly of Mears, passed away Friday, October 20, 2023. He was born July 27, 1930, in Hart, the son of Archie and Nellie (Robbins) Beggs.
Ralph was an honest, hard-working man of integrity who deeply loved his family & his community. He was often seen on his lawnmower caring for the people in the Village of Mears through his acts of service. When he was not busy in the community, you may have found him somewhere in Oceana County fishing with his brother Sonny & cousin Norm or cutting wood with his buddy Tom. For many years, he had a garden where he would share his harvest with family & friends. He enjoyed going to the Golden Eatery for a meal and good conversation with the boys. In 2017, he had a stroke that left him with left-sided paralysis. While it slowed him down, it certainly never broke his fighting spirit. He endured the past few years with dignity and grace. On October 20, 2023 Ralph entered his eternal glory where he was reunited with his wife Vada and all those who went before him. He was a great man who lived a simple life. He has finished the race & received his reward.
Ralph is survived by: his children, Phyllis Arnold, Lori(Bob) Bos, and Lisa (Bryan) Hallock; grandchildren, Marissa (Scott) Seymour, Falon (Blake) Hansen, Scott (Carley) Schaner, Matthew (Mariah) Hallock, Ryan Hallock, Gerrit (Whitney) Hallock; great-grandchildren, Tatum, Gracie & Callen Seymour, Brendan (Kim) Reid, Peyton & Haegan Hansen, Ariya & Liam Hallock, and baby Hallock due in January. He is also survived by: his siblings, Marie Near, Norma Whiting, Sonny Beggs; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Ralph was preceded in death by: his parents, Archie and Nellie; wife, Vada; son, Douglas Ralph; brothers Loren, Donald and Richard; sisters Gladys Woodland and Louise Lancaster.
Memorial services, with military honors, for Ralph will be conducted at 11 am, Thursday, October 26, 2023, with Pastor Bob Gray officiating, at Harris Funeral Home, 267 N. Michigan Avenue, Shelby, Michigan 49455. The family will receive friends from 10 am until the start of services at 11 am, Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Harris Funeral Home. A light luncheon will follow.
Please consider memorial contributions to: Georgetown & Cambridge Manors, 141-151 Port Sheldon Road, Grandville, Michigan 49418.
Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is in charge of arrangements.