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Billy James "Bill" Ragan, 80, passed away, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his home in McLeansboro, IL.
He was born in Salem, Missouri on September 13, 1937 to Jeff and Olive (Barker) Ragan. He married Sandra Little on September 23, 1961 and she survives. In life he worked as a plumber and a farmer and was also a member of the Lick Creek Church.
Bill is survived by his wife, Sandra Ragan; three sons, Eric (Melissa) Ragan, Vince (Marilyn) Ragan and Chris (Cindy) Ragan, all of McLeansboro; fourteen grandchildren, Blaire, Kell, Kyle, Kaila, Cady, Tyler, Kara, Chandan, Allee, Amanda, Shane, Shelley, Kris and Kassi; twelve great-grandchildren, Kylah, Kaden, Kinsley, Corbin, Cauler, Zoe, Linkin, Kit, Landry, Audrey, Kaydence, Breylon and three great-grandchildren on the way. Also surviving are brothers, Monty Ragan and Randall (Diane) Ragan; sisters, Donna (Ed) Betts, Rosemary (Phillip) Payne; and sister-in-laws, Becky Ragan and Joy Welch, all of McLeansboro. Many other relatives and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Irvin; and one grandson, Ross.
Funeral services for Billy James "Bill" Ragan will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Life Assembly of God Church in McLeansboro with the Rev. Ken Cook officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the New Life Assembly of God Church. He will be laid to rest at the Digby Hill Cemetery near Dale, IL. Memorial donations may be made to the Lick Creek Church and will be accepted at the New Life Assembly of God Church and the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.
Published on October 16, 2017
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