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Obituary for James "Ralph" Poff Jr.

James ‘Ralph’ Poff, 81, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. He was born on May 20, 1942, to the late Ralph and Hettie Poff of Roanoke.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Connie L. Poff; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Lynda Poff and Jonathon and Erin Poff; grandchildren, Olivia and Jackson Poff; his sister, Charlotte Poff; sister and her husband, Lucy and Ray Drain; brother and his wife, Marvin and Martha Poff; brother and his wife, Norman and Lani Poff; and brother-in-law, Horace Light.

Ralph worked in the Hydro Department for Appalachian Power for many years. He was an active member of the Kazim and served in many capacities, most recently the director’s staff. Ralph had a spirit of generosity and service to his family and community which he was able to fulfill through his family and Kazim family.

Ralph was an adoring grandfather and took pride in making Olivia and Jackson laugh. They brought out his sense of humor and sneaky wit that would spur laughter throughout the room.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024, at Oakey’s South Chapel. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.