In Loving Memory
June 10, 1947 – May 6, 2020
On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Ralph Cecil Harrington, Jr., 72, of Mobile, AL passed away in a local hospital. He was born in Montgomery, AL on June 10, 1947 to Ralph Cecil Harrington, Sr. and Barbara Etheridge Harrington. He was a 1965 graduate of Murphy High School where he was member of Phi Sig Fraternity and then attended Livingston College. Ralph was a veteran of the US Navy where he proudly served as a Navy Seal. He became a master plumber and was owner of Harrington Plumbing in Mobile. He enjoyed being a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph C. Harrington, Sr. and his nephew, Steve Dorsey.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Laura Leigh Wallace Harrington of Mobile; four children, Norman (Jennifer McDonald) Harrington and Ginny Harrington, both of Mobile; Hillary (Chris) Ryals and Rainey Ryals all of Arab, AL and Jeffrey Gantt (Julie Smith) of Mobile; six grandchildren, Hannah Marie Geary of Mobile, Zachary (Cassie) Todd of Columbus, MS, Norman “Jacob” Harrington, Joseph Michael Harrington, John Henry Harrington, and Lindsey Elizabeth Gantt, all of Mobile. He is also survived by his mother, Barbara Etheridge Harrington of Mobile; siblings, Harry (Mary) Harrington of Atlanta, GA; Shirley Jacobs of Mobile and Pam (Gene) Dorsey of Fairhope, AL; sisters in law, Shannon Lorraine Wallace and Janine Eleanor Wallace, both of Mobile; His special friends, Bob Kelley, Ira Burris, Billy Stein, David Hart and Ed (Judy) Ferniany.
A private family celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Mobile ASPCA, 620 Ziegler Circle, W, Mobile, AL, 36608, https://www.mobilespca.org/ or the charity of your choice. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 26209 Pollard Rd., Daphne, AL.