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July 8, 1946 - January 13, 2021
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Charles Douglas Ragland, Sr., 74, of Bedford passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born in Nelson County on July 8, 1946. A son of the late Otha Morris Ragland and Daisy Beatrice Ragland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Ragland; sister Minnie Ragland; sister-in-law, Carla Ragland.
Charles was a Blessed man. A husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to so many. He loved going to yard sales and finding treasures to repurpose or work on. His love for clocks new and old was very evident. He also loved spending time with family, friends and loved children, especially giving them lollipops when seeing them. He was loved by so many and will be missed dearly.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, JoAnn C. Ragland; son, Charles Douglas Ragland, Jr. and wife, Debbie; daughters, Anna Marie Jennings and husband, James, Charlotte “Bea” Millner and husband, Mike and Stacy Nicole Pound and husband, Matt; step-daughter, Joyce Katherine Martinez and husband, Marcello; step-son, Anthony Wayne Chaconas; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Prentice Ragland and wife, Nancy, Otha Ragland and wife, Leanna and Earl Ragland; sisters, Nancy Grant and husband D.C., Helen Bryant, Betty Parrish, Fleta Staton, Carol Staton, and Barbara Sowell and husband, Gary. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Charles’s memory please consider The Alzheimer’s association of Lynchburg.
A celebration of Charles’s life and Graveside service will be conducted at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Peaks Church and Community Cemetery with his brother Pastor Earl Ragland Larry Myers officiating. To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.