May 30, 1948 ~ December 21, 2020

Born in: Yeaman, KY
Resided in: Millwood, KY

Ralph E. Geary, age 72 of Millwood, passed away Monday, December 21st 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born, May 30th 1948 in Yeaman, KY the son of Corbett & Mollie Young Geary. Ralph served his country with distinction during the Vietnam War, serving in the 101st Airborne Division, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. After the war he lived the remainder of his life in peace, with his beloved wife, Melba and their six children. He worked as a truck driver for Ohio Valley Reload and a heavy equipment operator for the Grayson County Road Department and was a member of the Leitchfield VFW & Brownsville DAV.

He is survived by his wife, Melba Bailey Geary, his six children, Mark Geary, Christy Galmiche (Joey), Misty Bozarth (Jordan), Mary Geary (Jacob Culbertson), Kellie Geary, & Stephanie Geary; his two sisters, Jonell Payton & Cathy Joines; one brother, Michael Geary; and his dog Chubbs.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Joanne Geary, one brother, Jimmy Geary, and one sister, Edith Curry.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 29th 2020 at the Caneyville Memorial Chapel. He will be laid to rest in the Layman Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday (Dec. 28) and from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

All who wish to honor and remember Ralph in person at the visitation or funeral are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

If you are unable to attend and you would like to leave a message of condolence to the family, please feel free to do so on his virtual guestbook below.


Visitation: December 28, 2020 4:00 pm - December 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


Visitation: December 29, 2020 9:00 am - December 29, 2020 11:00 am

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


Funeral: December 29, 2020 11:00 am

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


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    • Susan Johnson , your uncle Ralph would understand you not being able to be here. We will all miss him very much he was one in a million.

  1. Marsha and I will miss you my old friend. You are now and always will be my best Army Buddy. We have been friends since 1972. I was 18 and you were 24. You taught me a lot about becoming a soldier. I learned from your example about how a soldier should be. You were my hero. We’ve fished together, hunted, and joked and laughed in person. We also visited and talked for hours on the phone.
    I love your family and we count ourselves as being part of it. Most of all I love you like my brother my dear departed friend. We will get together one day in heaven in the presence of Jesus. A big Salute to you Ralph until we meet again up there. Ron and Marsha Crowe 🇺🇸🙏🙏💕🙏🙏🇺🇸

  2. Mary, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ❤️🙏

  3. Girls & melba,my thoughts have been with you since hearing of your loss. This is an extremely hard time, but I was thinking of all the loads of good memories that you have of your dad. I think of the girls because I never saw him out anywhere that he didn’t have some if not all of them with him. he was so proud of them& they gave him, and still do every right to be proud. Thinking of them working w him to build my porch and deck. He had such patience with them. Some drove nails, he could have done it with one wack, but they accomplished it one peck at a time. I never heard him say one unkind word to any.good memories will help now & will help more with passing of time. You are so fortunate to have two parents that cared so much. We need more like that.

  4. To the family of Ralph Geary:
    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I have many childhood memories of Ralph working for my Dad, Bill Smith, on the farm. I saw Ralph when he came to my Dad’s visitation exactly one year ago today. I so appreciated that he came. I want you to know that I am remembering your family today.

    Sheila Smith Sims

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