Ralph Byron Farrar, 88 of Oak Ridge, passed away Dec. 24.
He retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems in 1990 after 37 years as an analytical chemist at the K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Oak Ridge and the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Ky.
Ralph was a graduate of Memphis State University with a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. When on assignment to Paducah, he met Roberta Tucker at the Clements Street Church of Christ. They were married there on Dec. 28, 1956.