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November 21, 2012

Ralph E. Harrington, Sr

GROVES — Ralph E. Harrington, Sr. 90, of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

Ralph was born November 24, 1921 in Jasper County, Texas to James E. Harrington and Cora Stevenson Harrington. He was a resident of Groves for 71 years and retired in 1980 from the Chemical Department of Texaco after 39 years of service. He was a member of First Christian Church of Port Arthur and Groves Masonic Lodge #1315. He was also a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

Ralph was an avid woodworker and enjoyed making banjos, guitars, fiddles and grandfather clocks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Belle Harrington; son-in-law, Dale Riu; and granddaughter-in-law, Emily Jacobson Riu.

Survivors include his daughters, Bonnie Riu of Port Neches, Cora Marburger and husband Randy of Plano; son, Ralph E. Harrington, Jr. and wife Mary of Nederland; sister, Eloise King of Fort Walton Beach, FL; grandchildren, Tim Riu and wife Mattie, Caleb Riu, Ralph Harrington III and wife Vanessa, Courtney Guillory and husband Brad, Jordan Harrington, Laura Lee, Doug Marburger; great-grandchildren, Alex Harrington, Tyler Guillory and Conner Guillory.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Scott Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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