Jack Ragland, Jr.

Obituary of Jack Randolph Ragland, Jr.

Jack Randolph Ragland, Jr., age 85, of Denton passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Randolph Health. Mr. Ragland was born in Raleigh, Wake County, NC on February 24, 1936 to Mary Herndon Kivett Ragland and Jack Randolph Ragland, Sr. He grew up in Buies Creek, Harnett County, NC on a farm with a mill pond and has lived in Asheboro, Randolph County, NC since 1962. Jack was a brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife Iris Evelyn Cates Ragland, whom he married on June 30, 1962; his 3 children, Jeanette Herndon Ragland of Chatham County, NC, Karen Lynne Ragland and Stuart Randolph Ragland both of Randolph County, NC; granddaughter, Taylor Lynne Salmons of Davidson County, NC; great granddaughter, Hazel Cate Ross of Davidson County, NC; brothers-in-law, James Bryan Cates of Morganton, NC along with 2 sons and 4 grandchildren, William Clyde Cates and wife Filomena of La Plata, Maryland along with 2 sons and 5 grandchildren; the children of his late sister and brother-in-law, Susan Ragland Thompson and Edsel Hughett Thompson, Michael Hughett Thompson and Pamela Susan Thompson Miller and her husband Sam Miller of Wilkesboro, NC. Jack was a U.S. Army veteran and a private pilot. He was a professional land surveyor, having worked on projects in 30 states. Jack was a graduate of Campbell College. He was a Christian and a member of Central United Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher for both youth and adults. He was a past member and President of the Asheboro Kiwanis Club. Jack's hobbies included collecting Indian artifacts, antique copper, family history, NC history, flying, and fishing. He enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking, reading, Country music, maps, gardening, walking, the weather, good food like Lexington bar-b-q, and construction projects. He loved living in the country and all of nature, including rocks, mountains, and flying. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. J.F. Howard, Sr. and Fred Huffstetler officiating. The family will receive friends following the service until 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Central United Methodist Church Budget Fund, 300 South Main St., Asheboro, NC 27203.
Thursday
29
July

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Pugh Funeral Home Chapel
437 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Thursday
29
July

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Pugh Funeral Home
437 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
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