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Raplh "Skip" Frebee Jr.

March 25, 1945 - April 27, 2018

Ralph “Skip” Ferebee Jr. also endearingly known as “Papa,” passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 27th in his home at the age of 73.

Ralph is survived by his bride of 54 years, Dianne Ferebee; children, Skip Ferebee and his wife Pattie, Tracy Ferebee, Dawn Lemon and her husband Shawn; grandchildren Alexis Ferebee, Zoë Ferebee, AJ Millard, Tyler Lemon, Karlee Lemon, Lisa Lemon and Anna Lemon. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Eleanor Ferebee.

Ralph was a 1963 graduate of Cradock High School and received a football scholarship to Randolph Macon College. He owned and operated Given’s Bike Shop/Honda of Portsmouth for over 28 years.

A service is scheduled at 4pm on Saturday, May 5th at Smith Memorial Baptist Church in Williamsburg with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ralph’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Center for Excellence in Aging  www.riversideonline.com/cealh/support/donate.cfm or to Kindred Hospice www.kindredhealthcare.com/our-services/hospice/hospice-foundation/donate.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm


Smith Memorial Baptist Church

Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA

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