Ralph Smeltzer a resident of Porterville died on March 15, 2017 at the age of 96. He was born in Clinchfield, VA on August 25, 1920. He was preceded in death by his parents Elis and Carmia, his brother, Harold Smeltzer and his nephew Clint Brazell. He is survived by his nieces Carolyn Brazell and Patsy Wemesfelder and their spouses Don Brazell and John Wemesfelder and also by his great nieces and nephews: Edward and Sandi Brents, Karen Hockenbury, Darin Brazell and their families, including many great great nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Chapel. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Old Porterville Cemetery.