Ralph David Ralstin, age 84, of Hot Springs, Peacefully passed away July 23, 2022, at Quapaw Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hot Springs. He was born August 7, 1937, to the late Hiram and Maxine (McElroy) Ralstin in Guymon, OK. He was proceeded in death by his brother, Rex Corbett Ralstin; and sister, Joyce Ann (Ralstin) Lile.
Ralph graduated from Guymon High school in 1955, then graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Ralph enjoyed a lifelong love of horses as evidence by his 50-year career in the horse racing industry. His numerous positions included being a Owner and Trainer for over 35 years, an Identifier and Patrol Judge at both Oaklawn Park and Louisiana Downs. Additionally, He was the Owner/Manager of the Coral Reef Restaurant and the Longshot Bar & Grill in Hots Springs, AR.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 32 years, Peggy Graves Ralstin of Hot Springs; children, Kent David Ralstin of Georgetown, KY, Gregory James Ralstin and wife Joretta Cordero Ralstin of El Dorado Hills, CA, Troy Allen Ralstin of Kalamath, CA, Rhonda Lou (Ralstin) Parker of Grand Prairie, TX; nine grandchildren: Anthony, Kalee, Samantha, Corbett, Isabella, Abigail, Tallon, Keegan, Kelcie; two great-great grandchildren, Theodora and Lyza.
Ralph will be missed immensely by his family and friends particularly his entertaining horse stories, his sarcastic wit and sharp sense of style…especially his wonderful Cowboy Hats!
Memorial Graveside Service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Hooker Cemetery, in Hooker, OK.
Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.
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