Ralph Vanover

                    July 5, 1950  -  March 28, 2011





Life Legacy








Ralph Vanover, age 60, passed away Monday, March 28th, 2011 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Norton Virginia. Ralph was a life long resident of Dickenson County and was well known for his excellence in photography. He has been a member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church since January 2, 2000 and was baptized April 24, 1977 at Peuther Chapel Church. He was a charter member of the Clintwood Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Vanover was preceded in death by his parents, Veldon and Italy Rife Vanover, one sister, Frankie Vanover and in laws, Virgil and Ida Mae Howard.

Survivors are his wife, Pat Vanover and son Adam Vanover, both of Clintwood. Other survivors include one daughter, Amanda Vanover and fiancé, Eric Matheson of Johnson City, Tennessee; one sister, Donna DeBoard and husband Bob of Waldorf, Maryland; his aunts, Ruth Lilly, Juanita Stanley and Edith Vanover; brother-in-law, Lynn Vanover of Clintwood; best friend, Henry Vanover of Clintwood and a host of other in laws and family members which he loved.

Funeral services will be held, Thursday, March 31st, at the Valley View Freewill Baptist Church beginning at 11:00 AM with Pastors Lynn Vanover and Roger Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at the Vanover Family Cemetery on Baker Ridge. Pallbearers will be Mark Vanover, David Vanover, Phil Vanover, Marcus DeBoard, Jennifer VanCory, Bryan Phipps, Sean Phipps and Bill Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Howard, Marvin Setser, Bob DeBoard, Daniel Phipps, Jay Adkins, Jim Stanley, Gary Willis, Scott Campbell, Tommy Dingus and the 1968 Class of Clintwood High School. Family will receive friends Wednesday, March 30th, at the church beginning at 5:00 PM with a song service at 7:00 PM.






Born: July 5, 1950

Death: March 28, 2011


This memorial provided by:
Clintwood Colley Funeral Home
Clintwood, VA