James Edward Ragan (2018-11-12 14:28:24)

James Edward Ragan

James Edward Ragan age 88, of Pigeon Forge a native and former resident of Watauga County passed away, Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Powell, Tennessee.

James was born March 28, 1930 in Watauga County, son of the late Emery Eugene Ragan and Rosa Burkett Ragan. He was a retired employee of the Winston-Salem Journal, and served 3 years in the United States Army with a tour of duty in Korea in 1951.

James is survived by one son, Larry D. Ragan of Tobaccoville, North Carolina; two grandsons, Zach Ragan of King, North Carolina, and Eric Ragan of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; one granddaughter, Lisa Smith of Mocksville, North Carolina; one great-grandson, Ethan Ragan of King, and two sisters, Betty Ragan of Newport, Tennessee, and Edna Allen of Mountain City, Tennessee. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Ragan; one sister, Martha Ward, and one brother, Ben Ragan.

Private memorial services for James Edward Ragan will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the Ragan family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.