Donald was born on October 30, 1936 in Williamson County, Illinois to Lindell Dane and Lucy Ellis (Dalton) Ragain. He married Shirley Ann Norris. She survives of Creal Springs.
He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. He owned and operated his own trucking company for many years. He was civically involved and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was a member of Cana Baptist Church in Creal Springs. He was a loving and caring husband, father, step-father, grand-father and great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include- His wife of 35 years- Shirley Ann Ragain of Creal Springs; Daughter- Debbie Ritchie; Son- Randy Ragain; Four step-children: Debbie Whitworth and husband Kirby, Rick Wade and wife Beth, Tammy Sullivan and husband Greg, Steve Wade; Grandchildren: Christina, John, Casi, Holly, Scott, Randy, Marcus, Dustin, Kyle and Hannah; Great Grandchildren: Gabriella, Gracie, Gulianna, John Mark, Warren, Sawyer, Alia, Brooklyn, Connor, Easton and Jaylee; Sisters – Diana Scanlon and Sue Ragain; Aunt- Bessie McGuire; Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents- Len and Lucy Ragain, sister- Wanda Rye and two brothers- Boots and Buddy.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville. Rev. John Howat will officiate. Burial will follow at Busby Cemetery in Goreville. Military rites will be performed at graveside by the Marion VFW and American Legion Posts with assistance from the Illinois National Guard. Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.