Phillip Lloyd Ragland
Phillip Lloyd Ragland was a special gift given to Herbert L. and Sondra A. Ragland on May 6, 1969. He went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at his home in Lexington.
Phillip accepted Christ at the early age of 8 through Trinity Baptist Church’s AWANA ministry and was baptized by Pastor Gene Milioni of Trinity Baptist Church in Findlay, OH.
He attended public schools in Ohio and Michigan, having graduated from Harbor Springs High School in 1987. He then attended Grand Valley University, Davenport College, and Northern Michigan College.
Phillip married Melissa Delamater and they later divorced. On December 12, 2008 he married Lisa (Betts) Ragland, of Lexington, and she survives.
Throughout his career, he worked for Shoe Corporation of America, Meijers Department Stores Inc., Marathon Petroleum Co., and was presently employed at Dana Corporation.
Phillip loved life and people. He was a gifted musician whose hobbies included rifle hunting, bow hunting, and most spectator sports such as football, basketball, golf, and baseball.
His most endearing quality was his love for the Lord as he enjoyed witnessing for Christ.
He was preceded in death by grandparents: Percy and Lucille Ragland, Walter and Lillian Banks; uncles and aunts: Lawrence and Roberta Ragland, Harold and Dorothy Palmer, Thelma Barnes, Donald Young, and William Zimmerman; cousins: Charles and Barbara Crutcher.
Phillip also leaves behind Lisa’s children: Rebecca McMillen, Devon McMillen, Sara Jones, Erin Jones; 3 grandchildren; a sister: Lisa (Jeffery) Ward, of Findlay; a brother: Charles Ragland, of Mansfield; uncles and aunts: Percy Ragland, Harold (Lucille) Ragland, Juanita Zimmerman, Mildred Young, Welma Sutton; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
Friends may call on Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 3-6 pm and also on Monday from 10-11 am at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be at 11 am. His father, Herbert L. Ragland, will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial contributions can be made to City Mission or Winebrenner Theological Seminary both in Findlay. Share a memory or express condolences at: penwellturner.com