Ralph C. Silman III

GREENWOOD, La. – Ralph “Sonny” Cleveland Silman III, 64, died July 25, 2014, in Greenwood, La.

Sonny was born on Nov. 26, 1949, in Uniontown, Pa., to Ralph and Lorette Johnson Silman.

Sonny grew up in Leavittsburg, but moved to Louisiana with General Motors, where he was a supervisor for 38 years.

He loved drag racing all over the country, until his health forced his retirement. Sonny was a fan of all Cleveland sports teams.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 29 years, Barri Silman; son, Brad Silman; daughter, Melissa Silman; grandchildren, Owen and Reece Cofer; sister, Sissy (Leonard Moxham) Silman; brother, Robert (Brenda) Silman; and numerous nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph C. and Loretta Silman; and a son, Gregory Silman.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Tod Avenue United Methodist Church.

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