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David Thomas Ragland

February 15, 1933 - February 28, 2023

David Thomas Ragland of Big Island, VA passed away on March 1, 2023, at the of 90.

David was born on February 15, 1933, in Big Island, VA to the late George W. Ragland and Rena Putt. He enlisted in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and shortly after he returned home, he married Nancy Manley Ragland his surviving wife of 69 years.

David was a member of Hunting Creek Baptist Church and worked at the Big Island Paper Mill until he retired after 41 years. He loved to fish especially for flounder and cobia at the coast. David also enjoyed hunting, gardening, and bowling.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Carolyn R. Morehead, his grandson, Jody S. Morehead and wife, Heather and his grandchildren, Tucker, Justin, and Abigail Morehead. David is predeceased by his fishing buddy and son-in-law, Charles V. Morehead.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Bledsoe officiating.  Family and friends are welcome to visit at Carolyn’s house anytime before 7:30 p.m. out of respect for her mom.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family.

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I so enjoyed spending time with him and his wife .He always liked his coffee as well as me such a sweet man .he will be missed

Posted by Rhonda Campbell on March 2, 2023

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