RalphRalph Stuart Peery Jr., 80 of Hot Springs, Virginia died August 3, 2019 at the Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs.

Ralph was born March 23, 1939 in Hot Springs, the son of the late Ralph Stuart Peery Sr. and Hester Dorianne Anderson Peery.  Ralph married the late Wanda Joyce Redman Peery on November 11 1959, she preceded him in death on January 27, 2012.

He was retired from the OMNI Homestead Resort after working on the Cascade Golf Course for over 54 years.  He was a member of the Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church, an avid outdoors man who loved hunting and the great outdoors. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Ralph is survived by two children, Johnny Peery and wife Nancy of Hot Springs, Pam Peery of Yorktown, Indiana; one sister, Linda Grimes and husband Lynn of Dunmore, West Virginia, three grandchildren, Ashley Brown and husband Brandon of Staunton, Virginia, Emily Peery, Logan Peery, both of Hot Springs; two great-grandchildren, Izak and Jocelyn Brown, both of Staunton; and nieces and nephews, Kathy Keys and husband Joe, David Grimes and wife Stephanie, Marsha Beverage and husband Grey.  In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by one brother Freddy Peery.

Funeral services will be held at McLaughlin and Young Funeral Home, 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2019, with Pastor Donald Lee Altizer officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Union Chapel Cemetery in Hot Springs.  Pallbearers will be Joe Keyes, Justin Lindsay, Grey Peery, Alex Lindsay, Wayne Peery, Curtis Lowry, Harold Peery, and Dennis Carter.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hot Springs Rescue Squad, PO Box N, Hot Springs VA 24445.


  1. My sympathies and prayers to all…Ralph was a really nice man and friend to all…He will be missed…

  2. Johnny, Nancy, and family, Bob and I will be away tomorrow and won’t be able to attend your Dad’s service. We enjoyed knowing your Dad during our time with him at the Cascades. He was such a fine dedicated worker. He surely loved his family. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Bob&Bonnie

  3. Had the pleasure of working with Ralph for 18 years on the cascades golf course. He was one of my best friends. And we still stayed in touch after I left there so known him for 40 years. Prayers to the family for your loss.

  4. Knew Ralph ,he went by Stuart in first grade at Ashwood, Mrs Shaver was our teacher. He always was a good guy through the years. Heard from He and Wanda every year. Sorry to hear of his passing. Dreama & Buddy Mines

  5. Dad was my rock, my best friend, and my hero. Through struggles on my own he would tell me that I would be alright and he was proud of me. I was his mini me so much so that Mom would call me “Little Stuart”. He worked so hard for so many years wanting us to learn to do the same, yet he thought Johnny and I worked too hard and too much. He loved us both, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and had a special place in his heart for Nancy (who he considered an angel for all she did) and Kathy and Joe. My world will never be the same without him. We loved and missed Mom so much. I cherish all the times we would share memories and stories of special times with her. I know they are together in heaven, no more pain, no more sickness. I will always remember Mom’s laughter the last time we talked just as I will always remember the last words Dad spoke to me, “I love you too.”


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