Ralph I Haner, 83, of Valle Crucis, N.C., passed away Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019, at his home.
Born May 23, 1936 in Binghamton, NY he was the son of Harold C and Jane E Haner.
He served in the US Navy and the NC National Guard. He was an auto mechanic, welder and possessed a wealth of knowledge in general mechanics. He enjoyed NASCAR and shooting the breeze with his buddies. He will be greatly missed by his family and the many whom he called friend.
He is survived by his daughters, Gail Howe, and husband, Alan Howe, of Foscoe, Connie Gioscio and husband, Frank Gioscio, Jr., of Boone; step-daughter/caregiver Phyllis Drake and husband, Jeff Drake; grandchildren David Spalding, Jr., and wife, Danielle, of Newport, RI, Lynsy Howe of Mars Hill, N.C., Lauren Gioscio-Park and husband, Ui Jin Park, of Boone, Frankie Gioscio, III and wife, Madigan Gioscio, of Boone, and Zac Drake; great-grandchildren, Abigail Spalding of Newport, RI, Sophia Park, Wyatt Park and Juniper Park of Boone. And several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Harold and Jane Haner, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Rathbone Haner; his sister, Esther Haner Eggert; step-daughter, Tania Zamani; and niece, Sharon Knickerbocker Burge.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared with the Haner family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Haner family.