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Dr. John W. Ragsdale

August 1, 1928 — April 26, 2022

Dr. John W. Ragsdale, age 93, of South Fulton, TN passed
away Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at his residence.

He was born on August 1, 1928, to the late John W.
Ragsdale, Sr, M.D. and Ruth Roberts in Memphis, TN.

Dr. Ragsdale was a member of the First United
Methodist Church in Fulton. He was a member of the 
Fulton County Prison Ministry and went on several
International medical mission trips. He was also
a member of the food bank in Fulton. Dr. Ragsdale 
was a member of the American Medical Association 
and was awarded Twin Cities Citizen of the year in 2011.

In 1950, he married Ann Callis and they moved to
Sledge, MS where he engaged in farming. In 1952,
they moved back to Memphis where he went into
medical school at the University of Tennessee Memphis
College of Medicine. He graduated in 1957 and
moved to Fulton, KY where he started his medical
practice at Hillview Hospital and Clinic. He worked
at Hillview until it's closing in 1984. He then practiced 
at Parkway Regional Hospital and Ragsdale Medical
Clinic until his retirement in 2011. Dr. Ragsdale practiced
in Fulton for a total of 52 years.

His wife Ann passed away in 1967 and in 1971, he
married Suedell (Parker) Garrison, Between them there
were seven children.

He is survived by his wife, Suedell of 51 years, sons:
John W. Ragsdale III (Becky), Jim Ragsdale, Brent 
Ragsdale (Tina), Joe Ragsdale (Lisa), daughters:
Ann Napier (Stan), Kim Hutchins (David), Kelly
Fossett (Rob), his grandchildren: John W. Ragsdale
IV (Lindsay), Jordan Ragsdale (Amy), Courtney Vincent
(Michael), Kent Napier (Kayla), Jimmy Ragsdale (Evita),
Katie Ragsdale, Jake Ragsdale (Sarah), Michael Ragsdale (Chelsea),
Wes, Lauren and Sarah Ragsdale, Elizabeth Love (John), Garrison
Ragsdale, Hunter Hutchins, Carmen Barnes (Luke), Parker Fossett
(Morgan) and Caroline Adkins (Johnathan), seventeen great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, he is preceded in death by 
two sisters, Margaret Harris and Virginia Keller and a daughter-in-
law, Kelley Ragsdale. 

Funeral services will be held at 1PM Friday, April 29, 2022 at the 
First United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Palestine
Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the First United Methodist 
Church from 10AM Friday until the hour of service. 

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. BOX
1386, Fulton, KY 42041 or to South Fulton Baptist Church, P.O. BOX 
5258, South Fulton, TN 38257. 

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