Ralph Dean Naylor, 73
Ralph Dean Naylor, 73, of Green Ridge, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. He was born September 26, 1939, in Dresden, a son of George Glenn and Josephine Lois Ward Naylor. On October 18, 1958, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sedalia, he married Judith M. Bergman, who survives of the home. Mr. Naylor was owner and operator of Naylor Trucking. He enjoyed spending time with his family, as well as horses, camping, traveling and making people laugh. In addition to his wife, survivors include five children, Gary Naylor (Julie), Brenda Pummill (Bob), Chris Alan Naylor, Carla Homan (Joe), all of Sedalia, and Angie Wilson (Jayson), of Lawrence, KS; twenty grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; a sister, Peggy Couts, of Sedalia; and a brother, Charlie Ward, of Clarksburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Naylor and George Naylor; and two sisters, Anna Dell Naylor Powers and Linda Kay Phillips. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church Celebration Center, with the Rev. Jim Downing officiating. Casket bearers will be Merle “Bubby” Piers II, Ryan Pummill, Scott Pummill, Jim Coterel, John Hire and Justin Wilson. Honorary bearers will be Kyle Naylor, Greg Naylor, Terry Couts, Bobby Naylor, Justin Coffman, Mike Powers, Steve Powers, Rick Phillips and Bryant Banks. Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Heckart Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to First United Methodist Church or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Condolences may be offered at www.heckartfuneralhome.com.