Gus Ragsdale, of Newport departed this life Thursday, October 20, 2016.  He was born September 12, 1920 to James and Eunice (Cloud) Ragsdale.  He was a member of the Church of Christ and a World War II Air Force Veteran.  Mr. Ragsdale enjoyed fishing, farming, westerns, mechanic work, flying and swinging on the porch swing.

Mr. Ragsdale was followed in death by his wife; Elvie Louise Ragsdale.

He was preceded in death by his parents,; brother; Lannas Ragsdale, sisters; Tymn James, Jymn Ragsdale, Mercedes Roden and Bonnie Lee Mobley.

His survivors are daughters; Brenda Stegall (Perry) of Newport, Susan Brantley (Bruce) of Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Sharon Knowles of Santa Fe, Tennessee, grandchildren; Tisha Cox, Brooke Brantley Llewellyn, Kali Brantley Orr, Rachael Erin Watson, Joel Watson, and Kathryn Thomas, and great grandchildren; Kennedy Cox, Teagan Cox, Destin Orr, Sonny Crawford, and Colten Llewellyn.

Friends and family may visit from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Children’s Home of Paragould, Arkansas or Alzheimer’s Research.

Arrangements provided by Dillinger Funeral Home.