Alfred Ragas

May 6, 1938 - November 22, 2021
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Alfred John Ragas Sr.

May 6, 1938 – November 22, 2021

Alfred was born in Port Sulphur, LA to the late August B. Ragas, Sr. and the late Florence Turner Ragas. He was predeceased by his siblings: August B. Ragas Jr., Mervin J. Ragas Sr., Nelson D. Ragas Sr., Wilmer E. Parker and Florence T. Barthelemy. He is survived by his stepmother Marguerite, his brother Clark, his sister Valeria, and his many nieces and nephews.

At the age of 17, Alfred enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served honorably from 1955 until 1974. He also distinguished himself in combat with the River Patrol Force during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

In 1959, the Navy stationed him at the naval base in Rota, Spain, where he met and married the love of his life, the late Julia de la Iglesia Perez. Alfred and Julia were married for 55 years and raised six children together. They enjoyed traveling, dancing and especially spending time with family and friends. Alfred was also predeceased by his mother-in-law, Encarnacion Perez Alvarez.

In his later years, he enjoyed spending time with his good friend, the late James R. DeHass – going to Dunkin Donuts for a coffee, taking walks around Battleship Cove, and going out to their favorite restaurants.

Alfred spent the last years of his life in Florida where he enjoyed watching the boats from the Venice jetty. His favorite pastime was sharing stories with his children and grandchildren and playing enthusiastic games of dominoes during their many visits.

Alfred will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched, but especially by his children and their spouses: Armando and Diana, Maria, Nadine and Russell, Alfred Jr. and Melinda, Michelle and Carl, and Carlos. His memory will also be cherished by his grandchildren: Haley, Connor and Trevor; Marcus and Justin; Alfred III, Robert, Rick and Melayna; Ian, Gabrielle, Lily, Julia and Ava and his many great grandchildren.

Alfred will also be missed by his loyal canine companion, Tramp.

Per his wishes, there will not be a memorial service at this time.

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Born: May 6, 1938
 
July 7, 2018
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Died: November 22, 2021

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Alison Perry posted on 11/30/21

Al you will be greatly missed loved you as my kids bus driver Rest In Peace thoughts and prayers to the family.

 

Carlos Ragas - “#6” posted on 11/29/21

Any day I got to spend with you when I was a kid was always a great day. I remember when there were very strong winds from hurricane “Gloria” and you wanted to go see it. You come up to me and said quietly for me to go downstairs, go out the bulkhead door and meet you at the car. We raced down Grinnell’s beach to video tape it. We were out breaking the rules together and having a great time. We headed to Fort Barton to try to climb the tower for a better view but on our way we got pulled ver by the police and I thought that the fun was over. I sat in the seat as I listened to you lie to the police officer saying we were trying to get supplies, I sat there shocked then when we left, you looked at me and smiled and off we went to the tower. When we finally got home Mom wanted to kill you & me but it was all worth it.

 

Percy T Parker posted on 11/29/21

My Condolences to the family

 

April Ragas Antoine posted on 11/29/21

Love you always uncle, gone but never forgotten. Rest In Peace 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

 

April Ragas Antoine posted on 11/29/21

May your loving soul Rest In Peace. I love you always uncle. Praying for the family love y’all always.

 

April Rags Antoine posted on 11/29/21

May your soul Rest In Peace uncle. Love you always 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

 

Vilia Ragas posted on 11/28/21

May his soul forever rest in Jesus arm. Missing you my dear uncle

 

Judy Ragas posted on 11/28/21

To my beautiful family I am so heart broken and lost for words I will keep you all in my prayers stay strong keep the faith and remember always keeping “God “ first I love you all and will keep Uncle Putty in my prayers may he always Rest In Peace Love Judy, Mia, and Toya

 

Trudy Taylor posted on 11/28/21

I will miss you dearly and always have a spot in my heart for you. I love you Uncle 😭😭😘😘😘

 

Kendice Masse, Maxwell and Jacob Higginbottom posted on 11/27/21

Our sincerest condolences.

 

Alfred Ragas III posted on 11/27/21

In memory of Alfred Ragas, Alfred Ragas III lit a candle

 

Cote posted on 11/27/21

To the Ragas children....Al and Julia had a wonderful life together and raised 6 awesome children. The best neighbors ever! We miss you even now. May God Bless,❤️

 

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