Ralph Austin Gladden Jr., age 86, of Jefferson City, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at his home. Friends will be received from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home and from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Monday at Central United Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Central United Church of Christ. A full obituary is available on the funeral home's website and will appear in the Sunday paper. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at millardfamilychapels.com.