James Ragland, 75, of Jamestown, passed away Oct. 20, 2014. Born in Newport, he was the son of the late John J. and Sophie (Littlefield) Ragland. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Mr. Ragland worked at Stanley Bostitch for many years before owning Thunder River Kennels. He also owned a bait shop in Jamestown for several years. He was an avid dog lover and enjoyed fishing.
He leaves three children, James W. Ragland of Jamestown, Annette M. Ragland Newbolt of Jamestown, and Lucas B. Ragland of Nixa, Mo.; and two grandsons, John J. Ragland II and Joel W. Newbolt.
His funeral and burial will be private. Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Jamestown EMS, P.O. Box 8, Jamestown, RI 02835.