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Buddy Ragland

October 29, 1950 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 70)


Buddy Ragland

Memorial service for Buddy Ragland will be held at a later date. Buddy passed away Saturday, January 16th, 2021, in Hugo, Oklahoma at the age of 70.

Delano Carter "Buddy" Ragland was born to Stacy Louis Ragland, Jr. and Billie Delle (Christensen) Ragland on October 29, 1950, in Greenwood, Mississippi. He worked as an elephant trainer for over 30 years, working for Carson Barnes Circus, Kelly Miller Circus and Endangered Ark Foundation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stacy and Billie Ragland Jr.; grandparents, Stacy& Creola Ragland Sr.; great grandmother, Jesse Carter.

Buddy loved to fish. He enjoyed watching football, wrestling and western movies.

Buddy is survived by his sisters, Kathy Bishop, Helen Holloway, and Deborah Bauer; brothers, Dusty Raglan and Ray Farrish; eight nieces and nephews; and five great nieces and nephews.

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