Mr. Randall L. "Randy" Ragsdale went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 26, 2010, after a short battle with cancer. Randy was born Feb. 20, 1955, in Bonne Terre and is the son of Darrel Ragsdale and the late Dorothy (Hill) Ragsdale.
Randy was a long-time active member of Farmington First Free Will Baptist Church, serving as the Music Director/Coordinator for over 20 years. Coach Ragsdale was a Math Teacher at Farmington High School and former Girl's Basketball Coach and 7th Grade Football Coach. He was President of the Farmington Park Board; former Commissioner for the Church Softball League, and former Teacher/Coach at the Farmington Christian Academy.
Survivors Include: his wife of 32 years, Linda (Hufford) Ragsdale, of Farmington. One daughter, Christy (Mrs. Dan) Hempen, of High Ridge, MO; his father, Darrel Ragsdale, of Farmington (currently residing in the Cape Girardeau Veterans Home); 3 Brothers: Ken (& Sheila) Ragsdale, of Festus; Bill (& Rosemary) Ragsdale, of Farmington; Rick (& Sherry) Ragsdale, of Farmington. his Father-In-Law & Mother-In-Law: John and Jessie Hufford, of Farmington. 2 Sisters-In-Law: Sandy (Mrs. Larry) Griffon, of Farmington and Pam McGrael, of Park Hills. 1 Granddaughter: Trinity Hempen, of High Ridge. Several Aunts; Uncles; many Nieces; Nephews; and Cousins. Also, many former and current students.
Visitation: Monday, 4-9 p.m. at Farmington First Free Will Baptist Church. Visitation resumes Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday, 1:00 p.m., March 30, 2010, with Rev. Roger Hogan officiating. Note: ALL VISITATION (Both Mon. & Tue.) @ CHURCH.
Interment follows at Three Rivers Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve County. Serving as Pallbearers: Steve Palmer, Kenny Graham, Roger Petrie, Bud Norman, Ray Hines and Larry Lacey.
Memorials to: * Farmington First Free Will Baptist Church; * The American Diabetes Association &/or * Step Up for Cancer fund.