Ralph Neighbors Jr.

Ralph W. Neighbors, Jr., 58, of Mansfield passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Ralph was born October 25, 1956 in Mansfield, the son of Ralph W. Sr. and Esther R. (Sampsel) Neighbors. He was the Superintendent of Mansfield Cemetery for the past 19 years and had assisted his dad at the cemetery since he was 15 years old. He loved his family and his dogs, and was known to take in stray animals and care for them. Ralph enjoyed fishing, gardening and bee keeping. He was a handyman, who could fix just about anything. His family and friends will miss him very much. Ralph was a good friend to the staff of Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, and we will miss his kindness, his friendship, and his candy.

He is survived by his parents, Ralph Sr. and Esther Neighbors; three daughters, Amanda Rachel Neighbors and Carrie Rhodes of Mansfield and Crystal Trainer of South Bend, IN; six grandchildren, Tyler Rhodes, Aaron Rhodes, Sylvia Winzentsen, Gage Pound, Kristi Pound, and Miranda Pound; one great-grandchild on the way; and three sisters, Joann (Rod) Lucas, Mary (Frank) Dulin, and Janet (William) Hagans, all of Mansfield.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Pattie Lee Neighbors on November 22, 2012.

Calling hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East, Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Carlisle officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com.

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