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Herbert Doyle Ragle

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Herbert Doyle Ragle

Birth
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25 Sep 2006 (aged 88)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
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Pecos, Reeves County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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GABRIELS Funeral Home, GEORGE, TX
Saturday, September 30, 2006

AUSTIN -- Memorial services are set for Sunday, October 1, 2006 in Austin for the Rev. H. Doyle Ragle, a retired Methodist minister and educator whose career spanned 50 years of service at McMurry University and churches throughout West Texas.

From his first pastor's job in Wylie, Rev. Ragle went on to become a beloved local pastor, revival leader, teacher, counselor and official with the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, including four years (1971 - 75) as superintendent of the Abilene District.

Rev. Ragle, 88, whose pastorates also included churches in Munday, Vernon, Canyon, and Lubbock, died Monday, September 25, 2006. He had lived in Austin since his retirement in 1988.

Among his survivors are: his sister-in-law, Mrs. R. P. (Kathryn) Morrison, Jr. of Abilene, and nephew Dr. Ralph M. McCleskey and wife, Pat, of Abilene. He is also survived by a daughter, Sarah Weddington of Austin; a son, John Doyle Ragle and wife, Joni, of Georgetown; a sister, Arline Ragle Rugger of San Antonio; and a brother, Burney Ragle of Longville, LA.

He was preceded in death in 1993 by his wife, Lena Catherine Morrison Ragle , and in 1984 by a daughter, Wylia Sue Ragle, who was born while he was pastor at Wylie and was named after the community.

Rev. Ragle, who grew up on a farm outside Olton, was a graduate of Wayland College, McMurry (class of 1940) and Perkins School of Theology. He did graduate work at Southern Methodist University and Columbia University.

He was on the religion faculty and served as director of religious life at McMurry for five years following his service in World War II as a Navy chaplain on a troop transport ship in the Pacific combat zone.

McMurry later honored Rev. Ragle's life service by awarding him an honorary doctorate. The Ragle family's association with McMurry has been extensive for many years. Many family members, including Catherine Ragle, Kathryn Morrison, R.P. Morrison, Jr., Ralph McCleskey, Sarah Weddington, and John Ragle, are graduates.

The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church of choice or to the Faculty - Staff Development Endowment Fund at McMurry University, McMurry Station, Abilene TX 79697.

Funeral Home: Gabriels, Georgetown TX 512-869-8888

Services: Sunday, October 1, 2006, at 3:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 12th and avaca, Austin.
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GABRIELS Funeral Home, GEORGE, TX
Saturday, September 30, 2006

AUSTIN -- Memorial services are set for Sunday, October 1, 2006 in Austin for the Rev. H. Doyle Ragle, a retired Methodist minister and educator whose career spanned 50 years of service at McMurry University and churches throughout West Texas.

From his first pastor's job in Wylie, Rev. Ragle went on to become a beloved local pastor, revival leader, teacher, counselor and official with the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, including four years (1971 - 75) as superintendent of the Abilene District.

Rev. Ragle, 88, whose pastorates also included churches in Munday, Vernon, Canyon, and Lubbock, died Monday, September 25, 2006. He had lived in Austin since his retirement in 1988.

Among his survivors are: his sister-in-law, Mrs. R. P. (Kathryn) Morrison, Jr. of Abilene, and nephew Dr. Ralph M. McCleskey and wife, Pat, of Abilene. He is also survived by a daughter, Sarah Weddington of Austin; a son, John Doyle Ragle and wife, Joni, of Georgetown; a sister, Arline Ragle Rugger of San Antonio; and a brother, Burney Ragle of Longville, LA.

He was preceded in death in 1993 by his wife, Lena Catherine Morrison Ragle , and in 1984 by a daughter, Wylia Sue Ragle, who was born while he was pastor at Wylie and was named after the community.

Rev. Ragle, who grew up on a farm outside Olton, was a graduate of Wayland College, McMurry (class of 1940) and Perkins School of Theology. He did graduate work at Southern Methodist University and Columbia University.

He was on the religion faculty and served as director of religious life at McMurry for five years following his service in World War II as a Navy chaplain on a troop transport ship in the Pacific combat zone.

McMurry later honored Rev. Ragle's life service by awarding him an honorary doctorate. The Ragle family's association with McMurry has been extensive for many years. Many family members, including Catherine Ragle, Kathryn Morrison, R.P. Morrison, Jr., Ralph McCleskey, Sarah Weddington, and John Ragle, are graduates.

The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church of choice or to the Faculty - Staff Development Endowment Fund at McMurry University, McMurry Station, Abilene TX 79697.

Funeral Home: Gabriels, Georgetown TX 512-869-8888

Services: Sunday, October 1, 2006, at 3:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 12th and avaca, Austin.
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