Bill Ragsdill (William Andrew) 88

Mr. Willlam Andrew (Bill) Ragsdill age 88 of Detroit died Saturday July 6 in Regency Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be 11 am Monday July 8 in Bogata United Methodist Church with Rev Don Shovan officiating. Interment services will be 2pm Tuesday July 9 in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville under direction of Wood Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends 6-7 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Ragsdill was born Feb 27, 1925 in Bogata the son of James Edward and Hattie Lee Bryson Ragsdill. He married the former Mildred Bernice Daniel Aug 30, 1947. She preceded him in death June 18, 2009. He was also preceded in death by a sister Cornelia Stewart in 2011 and a brother Paul Wayne Ragsdill in 2005. He worked for the City of Ft Worth as an inspector and surveyor from 1951 until he retired in 1981.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his son Stephen Ragsdill and wife Debbie of Detroit, two grandchildren Jeff Ragsdill and Traci Covey and five great grandchildren Baylee, Zachary, Brett, Sydnie and Blayne as well as three brothers, John Ragsdill of Bogata, Jimmy Ragsdill of Waco and Jack Ragsdill of Sherman and two sisters Martha Freeman of Ft Worth and Nancy Bowden of Mobile, Alabama as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

  1. Traci Covey says:

    I will miss my grandfather terribly, but I’m thankful he is no longer in pain. We were blessed to have had him in our my lives here on earth for these 88 years. RIP Papaw, Love Traci

  2. Norris Lee Ragsdill says:

    Billy was my cousin and he was only 6 months older than me. His Dad and my Dad were brothers. Billy and I were very close growing up and I have so many fond memories of him. The last time we saw each other was a family reunion and we picked up right where we had left off as kids.

    My condolences to his son Stephen and the rest of the family. I live in Fair Oaks Ranch by San Antonio now next door to my daughter Jenny Gill and her husband Jeff and my two grandsons Taylor and Davis. My wife Virginia passed away almost 5 years ago from complications with Parkinson’s. I’ve been very fortunate to still have good health.

    My sister Jonell Skidmore lives in Clarksville and I’ve just sent word to her of Billy’s passing.

    Love to all of you,

    Norris Lee Ragsdill

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