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Originally published: 2013-01-29 11:52:42
Last modified: 2013-01-29 14:02:02

Jonathan 'Johnny' Ragan Jr

Jonathan Howard "Johnny" Ragan, Jr., 72, of Adams Lane, Boone, passed away Thursday afternoon, Jan. 24, 2013, at Carolinas Regional Medical Center in Charlotte. Born Nov. 28, 1940, in Logan, W. Va., he was a son of Jonathan Howard, Sr. and Arnitta Vaughan Ragan. Johnny was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Brookside Presbyterian Church. Johnny retired as a maintenance supervisor at ASU and held memberships at the VFW Post 7031, the Boone Moose Lodge and the Gold Wing Motorcycle Club. Johnny loved life, especially his motorcycles and golfing.
Surviving are his son, Johnny Ragan III, and Sandra, of Apotka, Fla.; sister, Carole Muirhead, of Boone; two nieces, Dianna Johnson and Dawn Muirhead, both of Boone; nephew, Christopher Muirhead of Massachusetts; aunts, Ruby Arnold of Boone, Doris Vaughan of Wilmington, and Juanita Carron of Ohio; great-nephews, Dylan and Jonathan Moody, both of Boone; and great-niece, Karissa Jones of Massachusetts. Also surviving are his special friends, Nancy Hamby of Deep Gap, Dale Greer of Boone; and numerous cousins and a host of friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Colleen Ragan and a son, Scott Ragan.
Memorial services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Larry Young and speaker, Harry Yates. Burial will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla. 32256.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Ragan family.