HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2017) — OTR tire industry veteran Ralph Edward Puthoff died Jan. 30 at age 75, due to complications related to Alzheimer's.
Mr. Puthoff compiled a 40-year career in the tire industry, the first 20 of which were with Brad Ragan Inc. as a manager of several locations. He left Brad Ragan in 1994 to work for RDH Tire & Retread at facilities in Florida and North Carolina. He retired in 2013.
A native of Cincinnati, Mr. Puthoff enjoyed coaching little league, golfing and spending time with his granddaughters.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Jean Carson; one son, Tim Puthoff; one daughter, Kimberly Puthoff; three step-children, Rick, Brian and Alicia Henderson; and two granddaughters and nine brothers and sisters.
A memorial service will held at a later date in Cincinnati.