Michael Shawn Ralston, 46, of 9 New Hope Lane, Herod, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his residence. He was born in Eldorado on Jan. 26, 1966, to Gary and Lynda (Bullock) Ralston.
He worked as a caretaker for the family and the family property. He was a protestant by faith.
He is survived by his parents Gary and Lynda Ralston of Herod. He is also survived by two brothers, Gary (Joan) Ralston of Winter Garden, Fla., and Shane Ralston of Eldorado; and a sister Tawana (Gregory) Mullett of New Athens. Also surviving is his grandmother Lucille Bullock and his two best companions, his dogs Rebel and Bella. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Aaron, Ryan, Shainna, Colby, Brittney and Ben; and two great nephews Evan and Ethan. Also surviving are four aunts, Freda, Dorothy, Sharon and Dixie. He is also survived by a host of friends and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry and Bessie Ralston; and his maternal grandparent, Aaron Bullock. Also preceding him in death was a aunt Martha Simpson and an uncle Emil Ralston.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado with the Rev. LD Jolly officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at watsonfuneralhome.net