Ralph Allen Spellman
April 12, 1935 – February 16, 2018
ZEBULON – Ralph Allen Spellman, 82, died Friday. He was born in Sampson County to the late Ralph Albert & Welcome Heger Spellman. He grew up in the Kennedy Home in Kinston. Ralph served in the Air Force and was stationed in Japan, working in military intelligence during the Cold War. After leaving the Air Force he worked for Pan Am and Official Airline Guides. He liked to build things in his garage and he enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes. He was loved by his children & was the best grandpa in the world.
He is survived by his daughters, Yuki Spellman (David Straus) of Wilmette, IL, Naomi Spellman of Albuquerque, NM; siblings Billy Spellman of Zebulon, Libby (Rowena) Ramsey of Aiken, SC, Judy Shearon of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Miona & Sachi Straus and Elon Knowlton.