May 18, 1947 - January 28, 2013 MIDWEST CITY Ray H. Ragland, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, "went home" Monday, January 28th, 2013. He was born in Muncie, Indiana on May 18th, 1947 to Cecil B. and Mabel Ragland. Ray was retired from the Midwest City Police Department and went on to set up shop as a watch and jewelry repair professional. Ray was a kind, gentle giant with a "firm handshake" that never met a stranger. He loved people and his "brothers" of the Midwest City Police Department. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 29 years, Manon A. (Mimsi) Ragland, who passed on December 21st, 2012. He is survived by his sister, Bettye J. Marek; nieces, Dana Aviles and Deborah Harvey; nephew, Larry Marek; great nieces, Dannielle Glidewell and Paige Ueblacker; great nephews, Christopher Marek and Brian Glidewell; and great-great nephew, Blayke Glidewell. Funeral Services for Ray will be held at Country Estates Baptist Church at 2pm, Friday, February 1st, 2013.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 31, 2013