Phillip Jay RAGLAND (1959 - 2019)

  • "Rest in Peace Phill. My thoughts are with you Teresa, PJ,..."
    - Brigitte

RAGLAND, Phillip Jay 1959 - 2019 Avid outdoorsman, rugged individualist, generous friend, Phillip Ragland passed away quietly on January 3, 2019 after a five-year battle with leukemia. A Spokane resident for 57 years, Phil was 59 years old and had many family members and caring friends by his side in the hospital room that was fondly nicknamed "Philville". He had one son, Phillip Martin Ragland, and a loving extended family. Phillip was a great friend, always ready to lend a helping hand or share whatever he had with those in need. You were special and never alone if Phil Ragland called you his friend. He was a devoted son, father and grandfather. He was happiest when riding his Can Am three-wheel motorcycle and named it "Joy." The other love of his life was fishing, and hespent hours on the local lakes and rivers. His final fishing trip was to Florida in December accompanied by his son, Phillip (PJ), his two brothers-in-law, Gary Anderegg and Rick McMichael, where, at least according to him, he caught the largest and most fish of the entire trip. Phil is survived by his mother, Pearl Ragland; sisters Marta McMichael (Rick McMichael), and Risa Anderegg (Gary Anderegg); and son, Phillip Ragland. Shop's closed, gone fishing! Phil will be missed by all but never forgotten. A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
Published in Spokesman-Review on Jan. 13, 2019