May 13, 1920 - September 8, 2014
Alvin Ray Ragland, 94, of Urbana passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 in College Station, TX.
He was born May 13, 1920 in Raymond, IL the son of Alvin C. Ragland and Rosalee (Dyer) Ragland.
Alvin was a proud World War II veteran. He served his country in the Army Air Forces. He was a member of the United Church of God in Fairborn. Alvin worked at Wright Patt Air Force base prior to retiring from Grimes after 23 years of service.
He is survived by sons, John (Mary Ann) Ragland of Mutual, Thomas (Karen) Ragland of Crossville, TN; daughter, Rosemary (Peter) Rosenberg, College Station, TX; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; 1 nephew and 1 niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Virginia Ragland; brother, Destel Ragland; and sister Veiler Schoat.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Mutual. Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, OH. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
We just wanted to express our sympathy to you in the loss of your Father. Of course, we have known your Dad for many years. He always had a sense of humor and was so interesting to chat with. We have very good memories of both your Mother and Father and, of course, your grandparents and their store in Mutual. What good times! Hugs to all of you.
Patti (Hayden) and Roger Ropp
Hello John and Mary Ann,
So sorry to hear about your father’s passing, John. May it help to know that others are thinking about you and your family at this time.
We have known Ray for many years 1974 till he moved away. He was a wonderful person to talk to as I have 35 years of service USAF, and we hit it of quite quickly.
Our hearts & prayers go out to all family members, as we are unknown to you we know Ray was a loving and caring man.