Rickie Don “Sarge” Ralls, age 72, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at his residence.
Sarge was born the son of Walter (Bud) and Cleo Maxine (Troeger) Ralls on July 17, 1951 in Chillicothe, Missouri. He was a 1969 graduate of Chillicothe High School. On May 29, 1982, he married Mary Ellen Paull in Chillicothe, Missouri. She survives of the home. Sarge worked at MFA Seed Division from 1968 until 1980.
Sarge loved to hunt quail and pheasant. He enjoyed shooting skeet and sporting clay. He also raised some of the best bird dogs in the county. He was a member of the Quails Unlimited and The Carpenters Union for 30 plus years and retired from there. Most of all, he loved his family and his friends. He loved his kids so much, that he took over as the FFA Trap Team coach from 2010 until 2017, in order to teach them more about guns and gun safety.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; one daughter, Katelynn Ralls (Kevin Young), of Chillicothe, Missouri; one grandson, Jordon Ralls; two brothers, Gary Ralls (Susan Elliott) of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Walter Ralls and wife, Shirley, of Utica, Missouri, and sister-in-law, Shirley Ralls, of Chillicothe, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Cleo Ralls, one sister, Sherry Lynn Berry and one brother James Ralls.
Funeral Services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, October 30, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Lindley Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri on Monday, October 30, 2023 from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm. Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarge Ralls Benefit Fund, please make checks payable to Kate Ralls and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.