James Ross Ragsdale

December 4, 1992 – February 29, 2020

Ross Ragsdale, 27, of Bryan, passed away February 29, 2020 in Bryan, TX from injuries occurring in an automobile accident. His family will receive guests during visiting hours from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the funeral home. A Life Tribute Service for Ross will begin at 11 am, Thursday, March 5, 2020, at A&M United Methodist Church.

James Ross Ragsdale was born December 4, 1992 in Bryan TX to James Robert Ragsdale and Wendy Vier Luney. Ross attended Bryan schools and graduated from Rudder High School’s inaugural graduating class in 2011. He participated in football, baseball and gymnastics while attending Rudder. He was also active in the Brazos County 4-H program and Cub Scouts. Most of all, Ross was caring, considerate and compassionate. He made friends very easily with his witty personality. He was known for his love of children and dogs.

Ross loved the outdoors and spent many happy hours hunting and fishing with his dad and friends. His competitiveness was obvious whether he was playing sports or video games. He brought life and laughter to everything he did. He was currently living in Midland TX while working for Butch’s Rathole and Anchor Services, an oilfield service provider.

Preceding him in death were three uncles, Bennett Ragsdale, Bill Ragsdale and Dave Sanborn.

He leaves behind his fiancé Alejandra Franco; mother and father; sisters Amie Ragsdale Howerton and husband Josh; Tonya Elliott and Joe Cedillo; and Brittany Miller; brothers, Glen Elliott and Brett; Dominic Elliott and SJ; aunts, Cheryl Ragsdale Fickey and husband, James; Cathy Ragsdale Chitwood, Brenda Roberts Pierce and husband Jewel; Nicole Bridges and Brandon; Terrilynn Mayer and Tesha Cook; Tammy McConnell and Roland; and Carol Deaton; uncle, Dennis Mayer, Jr.; paternal grandparents Charlene and Ron Chess and Reba and Bob Ragsdale. Also left behind are several nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved dearly.

Honoring Ross as pallbearers are close friends and family members, Ruben Ybarra, Joshua Howerton, Kelby Cullen, Austin Johnson, Dominic Elliott, Glen Elliott, Brayden Elliott, and Roman Ybarra.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aggieland Humane Society, 5359 Leonard Road, Bryan TX 77807

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  1. My heart breaks for the Ragsdale family and all of us who met him and knew him. Rest in peace, Ross. You may be gone from earth but you will forever be in the hearts of those left behind. My prayers are with you all.

  2. We are so sorry for all of y’alls loss…Ross was always very nice to me & my husband & Loved our Klarissa,Ro & Ruben…They will always hold PRECIOUS Memories of Him…R.I.P. Ross…Prayers for Everyone…

  3. Our deepest and most sincerest condolences and prayers to Jim & Aime and the rest of the family and also to Ross’s fiancee.
    We love you,
    Bob,Mary & Tylor Bigley

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss Amie and Josh and little Harleigh. Prayers to your parents and family. My condolences for this tragic death.

  5. Ross was one and a million. He was loved by everyone that walked by him. I’ll never forget all the memories I was able to have with him. I know by now he has a million and one friends in heaven. My condolences go out to the family and his fiancé. To Ross Grandpa, stay strong I know you both had an incredible relationship.

  6. I’m so sorry for your lost Thai and Wayne rebbeca are my grandkids I know he Will be

  7. My deepest thoughts and prayers to your family for this tragic loss. He will always be remembered.

  8. I am praying for peace and love in your lives as your wonderful family heals from this sad loss in the family. Love you all. Sue

  9. This tragic loss leaves us all diminished. We are so sorry for the Ragsdale family. May peace be with you

  10. No words that we can say, will ease your pain. Only God can give you the strength, for the
    days ahead. Remember, to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. Please
    know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. My son Ryan knew James Ross Ragsdale in high school. Ryan is now in the military so I am sending condolences on his behalf in case Ryan will have any difficulty getting online. He told me to tell you his heart is with you all. As for me, although I never got to know James Ross very well, I would say that in the times I saw him, he was exceptionally polite and well-mannered. My heart goes out to everyone.

  12. Condolences to all family & friends. I didn’t know him long but he was a great coworker who always took time to say hi. So i consider him a friend and he will be missed dearly. RIP Muneco

  13. I know it’s been 5 yrs since we last saw each other but it seems like just yesterday. I’m so happy for the life you had the last few years that we weren’t in touch. You touched a lot of people with that heart of yours, you will be deeply missed brother.

  14. i am sorry for you loss and send prayers and love your way. Ross will be missed by all who loved him.

  15. I am Linda Denison,,I used to babysit Jim Bob in 1969.My husband,Mike, and I are so sorry for your loss.I will pray for your family.Again I am so sorry. Linda

  16. Reba and the entire Ragsdale family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you for the pain that you are currently going through. May God provide peace and comfort to you during this difficult time. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Amazing person. Always smiled and came up and spoke to me when we crossed paths. Never a dull moment around him. Class of 2011 lost a good one. Rest easy my friend.

  18. Jim, and family, there are no words for what you are going through. I never met Ross, and Jim, you and I haven’t seen each other since we graduated from EHS so long ago. Watching the video or Ross, I felt like I was watching you. How proud you must be. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I’m sorry I can’t be there for either of the services. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  19. Cheryl and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always think of your family fondly from the first days of friendship at Sul Ross. Take care of each other.

  20. Dear Reba& Bob Ragedale, We are praying for you that God will give you strength. And Peace. Our Hearts go out to you. Remember the good memories. He lived his life to the fullest. He had a good family from the Video Love, Melodie and Virginia Hermann

  21. Jim and family,
    My heartfelt condolences on your loss of Ross. Just remember…those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and forever dear.
    All my best,

  22. We were so saddened by your loss. There is nothing that can be said when one loses a child just that we are here for you. Our thoughts and prayers.


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