Waverly Elwood Ragland

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Waverly Elwood Ragland, 79 of Buckingham passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020.

He was born October 21, 1940 in the Manteo area of Buckingham, Virginia, a son of the late Clarence Elwood Ragland and Myrtle Florence (Branch) Ragland. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Marian Snead Ragland; he is survived by: a son, Kenneth Waverly (Brute) Ragland and wife Sherry of Buckingham; a daughter Crystal Ragland Thibault and husband Doug of Yonkers, New York; two granddaughters Leanne Ragland (Mike) of Lynchburg and Rebecca Ragland (Hunter) of Buckingham; his sisters-in-law, Shirly Krohn, Agnes Snead and Betty Snead; two cousins that were like sisters, Gail Branch and Madeline Branch, and a devoted and loving neighborhood of family and friends.

Special thank you for the staff at The Heritage Inn, Charlottesville; Legacy Hospice, Charlottesville, Pop Cobb, Bo Branch and Patsy Scruggs.

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He retired from CSX Transportation Railroad after 31 years in 2002. He loved farming, his animals and his most recent beloved dog Bandit.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Woodland United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Reverend George Schaefer and the Reverend Billy Swan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland United Methodist Church, c/o Ruby Massie, 274 River Bend Lane, Buckingham, VA 23921.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn was in charge of arrangements.