3/12/1943 - 8/2/2018
ROANOKE ~ Buford "Ralph" Cody, 74, of Roanoke, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his home. He was formerly of Bloomington and Creve Coeur.
He was born March 12, 1943 in Greenville, South Carolina to Jay and Stella (Bruner) Cody.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia (Kyle) Woodward of Roanoke, Janelle (Jim) Curry of Morton and Jennifer (Brian) Walters of Washington; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Joyce Cody and one brother, Jack Cody.
Ralph had worked in the Forestry Division at Ameren for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. He was also the owner/operator of Cody Tree Service in Bloomington, retiring in 2000 after 40 years of operation.
A simple man, Ralph enjoyed the outdoors, horses, guns and especially Ford Diesel Trucks.
Ralph was a member of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in East Peoria.
A gathering celebrating Ralph’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Roanoke Park. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate at 530 N.E. Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61637.
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