Born Tuesday, January 12, 1937
Died Sunday, September 5, 2021
Funeral services for Thomas Clinton Ragsdale, Sr., will be held Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM, at Muskogee First Assembly with Dr. Steven Rose officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Parkinson, Ralph Moses, Kenneth Catlett, Joe Fletcher, Gene Bebee, & Cliff Harris.
Burial will be Monday, September 13, at 3:00 PM at Memorial Park in Muskogee.
Tom, known as Bob to family, was born on January 12, 1937 in Muskogee, OK. Tom, a graduate of Muskogee Central High School, married Lucy Wright on January 28, 1956. A brilliant mechanic, plumber, and carpenter, Tom worked for many years as a machinist at the OG&E plant before retiring. He also served as treasurer for 45 years on two local church boards.
Tom had a huge heart and was kind and gentle. He loved working on cars and anything mechanical, dirt bike riding, camping, boating, cross-country road trips, visiting Hawaii, dogs, and children but most of all Tom loved his family and the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. Ragsdale and Barbara Brown Ragsdale; his sister, Patty Ann; and his brother, Charles C. Ragsdale.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucy; son, Thomas Clinton Ragsdale, Jr. and wife Denise of Muskogee; daughter, Angela Stark and her husband Kelly of Midland, TX; three grandchildren (Lauren Jenkins and husband Nick, Allison Snider and husband Brandon, and Jeremy Stark and wife Belle) and 4 great-grandsons (Logan Snider, Dawson Snider, Sawyer Jenkins, and Alexander Stark).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Tom’s name to his favorite charity, Hillcrest Children’s Home, 2325 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901.
The family will receive friends from 5-7PM, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.