Ragland Ellsworth Roger Ragland, Jr., age 64, was called home on March 3, 2013 at Kobacker House at Riverside. Born on October 7, 1948 to Ellsworth, Sr. and Virginia Mitchell Ragland in Urbancrest, OH. Graduated June 7, 1966 from Linden McKinley High School and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam, Germany, and Colorado. Employed with the U.S. Postal Service, the Defense Supply Center, and retired from Ohio State University after 25 years. Preceded in death by parents Ellsworth, Sr. and Virginia Mitchell Ragland, grandparents Charles Sr. and Lucille Washington Ragland of Jackson, Oh. and John and Zattie Allen Mitchell of Urbancrest, Oh., two brothers and five sisters. Survived by daughter, Elena Thornton; sons, Ellsworth, III (Sarah) and Elgin (Brandy); granddaughters, Kayla Thornton, Kiana Frazier and Elissa Ragland; grandsons, Izayah, Ellsworth IV and Elijah Ragland; sisters, Carol Watson, Donna Hodge Mitchell and Teri Ragland; aunts, Dorsine Ellis and Betty Mitchell; adopted daughters, Chaslea and Roberta Tolliver; special friends, Sandra "Lucie" Robinson and Marlene Tolliver as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Special thanks to all pastors, Dwayne and Gary Watson, Gerald Ragland, the entire staff of Kobacker House and Grant Riverside. Funeral service 12Noon Friday, Chapel of CALIMAN FUNERAL SERVICES, 3700 Refugee Rd. Visitation 11 a.m.-12Noon. Interment Military section, Eastlawn Cemetery. www.calimanfuneralservices.com
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Caliman Funeral Services
3700 Refugee Road
Columbus, OH 43232
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 6, 2013