John Barnard Ragsdale
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John Barnard Ragsdale
  • July 11, 1917 - May 17, 2017
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Ragsdale, John Sr., John B. Ragsdale, Sr., "JB" age 99 of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at a local hospice facility. Mr. Ragsdale was of the Methodist faith and retired from TVA after 38 years as a Civil Engineer. Mr. Ragsdale is a Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict where he served as a Captain in the US Army. He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Olive Ragsdale; parents, Clyde and Jeanette Slaughter Ragsdale; siblings, Martin Ragsdale, Jack Ragsdale and Elizabeth Davies.

Those left to cherish his memories are his children, John B Ragsdale, Jr. of Chattanooga and James C. Ragsdale of La Verkin, UT; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends 4-6PM, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be held 1:30PM, Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Military Honors to be provided the Army National Guard.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Chattanooga Hospice 4411 Oakwood Dr. Chattanooga, TN 37416.