RICHARD Ralph Joseph December 20, 1930 July 20, 2019 Ralph Joseph Richard, of Bassett, Va., passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Ralph was born in Massachusetts on December 20, 1930, but spent most of his life in Connecticut and Virginia. Ralph is survived by his wife, Sandra; his many children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by many loved ones including both parents; and his brother, Andrew in 2012. Ralph, known to many as Sonny, was a hard worker his entire life and it gave him pride to show people his work. Until his last days he would say he was going to get better and go back to work. He was so proud of his children and their many accomplishments. He had more then enough love to give, for people and animals. A memorial service will be held at the smaller Franklin County Rec. Dept. pavilion at 3 p.m. on August 10, 2019. If loved ones desire, memorial contributions may be sent to Sabina Bruington at P.O. Box 153, Glade Hill, Va 24092.