Ralph Sumers Smoote was born to Lucille Riser Smoote and Artie Raymond Smoote, Sr. in Tulsa, Oklahoma on 15 November 1962 .
Ralph found Christ at a very early age and was a long time member of First Baptist Church of North Tulsa and sang in the choir.
Like his father, Ralph loved family and people and there were many times you might catch him and the boys engaging in a game of “garage dominoes” or cards when the opportunity presented itself.
Ralph is preceded in death by his beloved parents, a brother, Dennis Marshall, Jr. and Sister, Dorothy Marie Ponder.
A brother, Artie R. Smoote, II, Sister, Ramona Smoote-Conde (Wilson), Four nieces Pamela Hunter-Hagenbeck,(Brian) Marguerite Peebles, Shendaha Marshall and Ericka Conde.