Ralph Hadding, age 78, of Lima died 1:10 a.m., Saturday May 2, 2015. He was born Aug. 3, 1936 in Deermont, TN to Marie and Henry Lehman who preceded him in death. His stepfather Alexander Hadding also preceded him in death. On Aug. 22, 1956 he married Valeria K. Rhine who preceded him in death.
He graduated in 1955 from Lima Shawnee where he played baseball 3 years. In 1959 he graduated from ONU where he played baseball 4 years and later a Master’s degree from Dayton Univ. He made many great friends playing baseball, softball, golf and trap shooting around Lima and North Ft. Myers, FL.
He taught 1 year at Sugar Creek Local and 26 years at Lima Perry High School, where he had 100’s of great kids. He followed the Reds and Indians since the mid 40’s and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and shooting trap. But most of all he enjoyed taking care of and playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter: Dianna Sue Hunlock of TN, granddaughter Kristi (Tony) Hensley, 2 great grandsons: Hunter & Hale Hensley, aunt: Boots Turner and his beloved dog Maddie Hadding.
He was preceded in death by a grandson Kyle Hunlock and an uncle Doug (Betty) Hadding.
Private family services will be held.