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Date published: 7/20/2014

Prentice Ralston Jr.

Prentice Lee Ralston Jr., 66, of Spotsylvania County passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home.

Prentice graduated from Newport News Apprentice School where he excelled at high school, collegiate football, wrestling and track.

He worked for 15 years at Alfred Teves in Culpeper and 17 years at Hanover Manufacturing, where he held two patents for an extruding process.

Prentice was an avid hunter and he liked the outdoors. He was a sports memorabilia collector, and a die-hard fan of the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and Daryl Waltrip.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jackie; a son, Rob Ralston; and a daughter, Lee Ann Darnell and her husband, Chris, all of Spotsylvania; two brothers, Samuel D. Ralston and his wife, Linda, of Waynesboro and Gary W. Ralston of Calf Mountain; two sisters, Charlene B. Ralston of Waynesboro and Patricia R. Wood and her husband, Lertie of Staunton; five grandsons, Michael and Evan Darnell, and Robbie, Jack and Mason Ralston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Prentice's family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 21, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Shady Grove United Methodist Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Prentice's family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, Box 1718, Spotsylvania, VA 22553.

Online condolences may be expressed to Prentice's family at foundandsons .com.