Johnny Caloway Ralston, age 82, of Norris passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Jacksboro and retired from Y-12 Oak Ridge as a supervisor over Craft workers. Cal loved farming and fishing, especially with his son Chris. He is preceded in death by parents: Enoch and Nannie Rolston, brothers: Luther, Bill and Charles Rolston, sister: Rose Rolston.

Survived by:

Wife: Brenda L. Ralston

Son: Chris (Billie) Ralston

Daughters: Rhonda (Greg) Cross, Amy (Jerry) Vagnier and Stacey (Lamar) Childress

Grandchildren: Ashleigh (Jordan) Sexton, Abbie Lou Watts, Tyler (Lynsey) Cross, Emily (Josh) James, Eli (Alexis) Cross, Ethan (Rachel) Vagnier, Hannah (Chris) Campbell, Lucas Vagnier, Brennan Childress, Aiden Childress

Great-Grandchildren: Jayden, Knox, Evey Grace, Emmett, Witten

Family will receive friends 12-2 PM Friday, December 23 at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with funeral service to follow in Cross-Smith Chapel at 2 PM, Rev. Mark Fowler officiating. Interment to follow service in Mt. Paran Cemetery.

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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3 Replies to “Johnny Caloway Ralston, age 82, of Norris”

  1. Sorry for our loss. I graduated with Cal from Jacksboro High 1959. May GOD give you Peace and Comfort.
    Charles Edwin Taylor

  2. Condolences to Caloway’s family. I graduated with him from Jacksboro High School in 1959.

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