Born December 10, 1934, in Hancock, MD, he was the son of the late Frank L. Boden and Emma (Robinson) Boden.
Ralph was a truck driver for Ryder Trucking for many years.
He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to go hunting. Ralph was a member of the Teamsters Union and the NRA.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, JoAnn (McCumbee) Boden, of Clear Spring; daughter, Kathy Smith and son, Alan Boden, both of Hagerstown; two son in laws, Charlie Turner of Hagerstown and Tom Mowen of Greencastle, PA; two sisters, Ruth Spangler of OH and Regina Ward of Artemas, PA; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and best friends, Jerry Caldwell and Raymond Joy.
In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by 3 daughters, Donna Turner, Vickie McIntosh, and Barbara Jean Boden; a daughter in law, Kim Boden; a son in law, Gene Carbaugh; and several sisters and brothers.
Services will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 1 pm at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, MD. The Rev. Tim Swindel will officiate. Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm and also one hour prior to the service on Friday. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home after noon.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.
Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family.