Ronald Paul Ragland Obituary

Ronald Paul Ragland

Services will be held Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. in the Leonard-Marker Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery. A viewing/visitation is scheduled for Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. with family present from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Ronald Paul Ragland was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 21, 1935 to Anne Katherine (née Kuzilik) Ragland and Clarence Madison Ragland. He left this life on January 13, 2021 at the age of 85 and is now in his eternal home in heaven. Ron grew up on the Sands Springs line where he would ride the streetcar from Sand Springs to Tulsa many times during his childhood. He attended Mark Twain School from 1940 to 1945. He then moved to Clifton, Texas with his mother to be near his sister and family. From there they moved to El Campo, Texas and later moved to Vinita, Oklahoma in 1946. He attended Sacred Heart Academy and then spent his high-school years attending Vinita High School graduating in 1953. After high school graduation, he moved to Florida to work for Amerado Petroleum Company where he also joined the Army National Guard where he served for seven years. Ron attended the University of Oklahoma from 1954 to 1958 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and was later granted a Doctorate of Pharmacy. One of his favorite memories was being in the University of Oklahoma marching band where he played the saxophone. In June of 2008, Ron was awarded the Gold Certificate Award in recognition of 50 years as a licensed pharmacist for the honored distinction of faithful and unselfish service and contribution toward the advancement of the profession of pharmacy in Oklahoma. Ron married Bonnie Maynard in October 1965 and they lived in midtown Tulsa where he worked for Getman Drug Store. In August 1973, they opened a pharmacy at Riverside Shopping Center in Jenks and in 1976, they had a new pharmacy built at 708 W. Main in Jenks. They served Jenks and the surrounding communities for 25 years before selling the pharmacy and retiring in May 1998. They remained in Jenks and were active members along with their two children, Ronda and Ronnie, of Jenks First Baptist Church. Both of their children grew up in the church and served in many musicals, camps and other activities. They both enjoyed watching Ronda and Ronnie’s involvement in all the programs offered through Jenks Schools where they both ultimately graduated. Ron loved gardening, landscaping, music, photography, snow skiing and scuba diving. He loved the Jenks community and was always there for his customers at the pharmacy showing kindness and dedication to those who needed him. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Bonnie Gale Ragland, daughter; Ronda and her husband Mark Bender of Tulsa, grandchildren; Conner Bender, Carly Bender, Anne Bender of Tulsa and Emma Ragland of Mooresville, North Carolina, and sons; Robert and David Blackwell of California. Ron was preceded in death by both of his parents, his son Ronnie Paul II and his brother Robert (Bob) Ragland, his sister Mary Rose Burman and his half-sister Lucille Hightower. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Samaritan's Purse at <iframe class="ts_player" allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" allow="autoplay; fullscreen" frameborder="0" height="330" scrolling="no" src="" width="512"></iframe>
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3 days ago
Remembering you all and Uncle Ron in our hearts and minds. We have such lovely memories of Uncle Ron's humor and sparkling eyes; he will be missed.
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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Remembering you all and Uncle Ron in our hearts and minds. We have such lovely memories of Uncle Ron's humor and sparkling eyes; he will be missed. Love, Anna & Meg Ragland
Stan Burman
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In remembrance of Ron. Love to Bonnie and all the Benders.
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