Born: Thursday Jun 19, 1930

Died: Tuesday Nov 21, 2017


Joseph Sinclair Ragsdale, Jr.

June 19, 1930 - November 21, 2017

Joseph Sinclair Ragsdale, Jr. of 602 Briarwood Drive in Eden, passed away on Tuesday morning, November 21, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Hospice Home of Rockingham County in Wentworth.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Friday at  The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany on Henry Street in Eden.  Military rites will be performed on the church lawn by the Rockingham County Honor Guard and the NC National Guard.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. 

Mr. Ragsdale was born June 19, 1930 in Leaksville, NC, to the late Joseph Sinclair Ragsdale, Sr. and Louise Robbins Ragsdale.  He attended Woodberry Forest and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Joe was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.  He retired from 3M Company as account executive.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Reeser Ragsdale;  sons, David Whitehurst Ragsdale and wife, Marsha, Joseph Sinclair Ragsdale, III and wife, Linda;  and daughter, Mary Ragsdale Bridges and husband, Barry;  three grandsons, Forrest Ragsdale, Reese Bridges and Adam Bridges;  four step-grandchildren, Dan Bailey, Katie, William and Michael McNamara;  brother, William Ragsdale and wife, Annie Joe;  nephews Robb Ragsdale, George Ragsdale, Bryant Reeser;  and nieces Malissa Hundley and Heather Ragsdale.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 538 Henry Street, Eden, NC  27288 or to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 381, Wentworth, NC  27375.

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Dear Mrs. Ragsdale and family, I am so sorry to see that Mr. Ragsdale has passed away. He was such a character and I know he will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Beth Pulliam

Dear Ragsdale family.....Just a note to say you all in my thoughts and prayers during this time. May God Bless you!!!
Micki M. Neal

Coney & I extend our sincere condolences to Nancy and the Ragsdale family.
Coney & Claire Gentry

Dear Nancy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Joe was a very lovely and humorous man. I mourn that you will be without such a gentleman . Barbara Lee Bryan
Barbara Lee Bryan

Mrs. Ragsdale & family,we are so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Ragsdale was such a sweet man,there are no words to express our sorrow for your loss. We will be praying for you.
David & Phyllis Hall

My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
Jada

Nancy and family, Paula and I offer our prayers and condolences for all the family. We always enjoyed visiting with the Ragsdale family and know that you all will miss Joe in the days and months ahead. Karl and Paula Vandegriff
Karl and Paula Vandegriff

Sending LOVE, PRAYERS and PEACE to all of you at this time. Joe is in a beautiful place, and with you always. I’m so sorry. Terri
Terri Czelusniak

Nancy, I am so sorry about your loss. You had told me how sick Joe was, so I wasn't really surprised. God bless you in your time of pain and hurt and I pray that He will help relieve it.
Jimmy Adkins

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