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Leland C. Ragsdale, 86, of North Street, died at 11:17 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.
Mr. Ragsdale was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, serving in the European Theatre.
He was a field manager for IBM, retiring in 1987 after 32 years of service.
Mr. Ragsdale was a faithful member of 25th Street Church of Christ and a member of the American Legion.
He was interested in pre-1960s technology and he enjoyed restoring things.
He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting and he was an avid reader.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday.
A committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Dugger Cemetery in Dugger, IN, with full military rites presented by the American Legion Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Online condolences may be sent to the Ragsdale family and a video tribute may be viewed at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
Born in Sullivan March 16, 1926, Mr. Ragsdale was the son of James O. and Monna E. Chambers Ragsdale. He married Patricia A. Harlow September 18, 1948. She preceded him in death August 15, 2009.
Survivors include sons, Howard (Terri) Ragsdale of Parker, CO, and James (Diane) Ragsdale of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Brian Ragsdale and Melissa (Joe) Karrer, both of Lexington, KY, Brett (Emily) Ragsdale of Lafayette, GA, Kyle (Kelsie) Ragsdale of Lake Jackson, TX, and Eric Ragsdale of Tampa, FL; and great-grandchildren, Jacob Leland and Joseph Blake Karrer and Reagan Lee Ragsdale.
Mr. Ragsdale was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; sisters, Mary McCarty, Vera Page and Charlotte King; and brothers, Joe and Jim Ragsdale.