On December 8, 2022, Ralph Wells lost his battle with colon cancer. In honor of Ralph’s love of the game I’m asking that you donate to Golf 316, so that more young people can be introduced to the game of golf.
Ralph loved sports; he was an avid golfer and Dallas Cowboys fan. At one point, his love of sports lead him to play on three different softball teams simultaneously. He combined his passion for sports with his love for people by coaching his children, family members, and many young people in golf, basketball, football, tennis, and track.
Soon after graduation from DeVry, Ericsson Telecommunications recognized Ralph’s brilliance and hired him in the Dallas, TX, location. Ralph travelled extensively for his job and experienced many cultures and countries. Later when Ericsson needed someone with his expertise in the Research Triangle Park, he accepted a promotion and moved to Durham, NC, where he managed a large team of engineers. In 2011, Ralph’s division of Ericsson was sold and became Oceus Networks in Plano, TX. At Oceus, Ralph’s hard work distinguished him and he became Vice President of Program Management.
While in NC, Ralph learned to play golf and developed a love for the game. He practiced and played often and became a really good golfer, introducing the sport to his children and family members. He also gained really good friendships in his golfing buddies, traveling all over to try out different golf courses. He participated in many golf tournaments, acted as a sponsor for some, and of course won many trophies.
Ralph had a winning smile and a generous spirit that drew people to him everywhere he went. He loved his wife, Cheryl and his family and friends. He was kind to people even when they didn’t deserve his kindness. He was a loving and supportive husband and an excellent father who was always present for the milestone events in his children’s lives. He was the go-to guy for help and sound advice. In recent years, he spent his Sunday afternoons directing a basketball skills camp for his great nephews and nieces. Over the years, he stepped in to coach basketball for his son Evan, and never missed a golf tournament or track meet for his daughter Amari.