Ralph Melvin Spickard, 64, of Roanoke passed away Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 in Vinton. Born October 7th, 1950 in Roanoke, he was the son of Melvin Ray Spickard and Beatrice Gordon Spickard. He worked as a school bus driver in Bedford. He was a professional photographer for many years and was a loving father.
Survivors include a daughter, Ashley Dawn Spickard of Vinton; a son, Ryan Michael Spickard of Roanoke; two grandchildren, Adrian Castillo and Sophira Spickard; two sisters, Marie Scott of Vinton and Louise Holland and her husband, Jerry of Blue Ridge; a brother, Bobby Gordon and his wife, Betty of Vinton; the mother of his children, Lori; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
There will be a Celebration of Life held at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Glade Creek Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3359 Webster Rd., Blue Ridge, VA
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Ashley, words cannot express how very sorry I am. I will be praying for you and your family in this time of grief. Love you doll.
Ashley, & Ryan
Words can’t express how saddened I am to learn of your dad’s passing. As you know, we were best of friends for many years. We spent many a time together having fun and living life. Your dad was a man whom his friends could always count on. I counted on him many times and he was always there for me. I feel a great loss now that he is gone. He loved you both more than anything else in the world and told me so on many occassions. If you ever need anything or would just like to talk about your dad I’m here for you.