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    Wednesday, August 25 2021
    Joseph Douglas

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 06:32 pm   |  Permalink   |  1 Comment  |  Email
    Our dearest Lee, We are so very sorry about Joe's passing. The two of you have been such a blessing to the community and especially our church family. We will be with you missing him every day! We will be just a call away if you need anything!! Our love and God's peace❤️🙏
    Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 08/28/2021 - 09:23 PM

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    Joseph Douglas “Joe” Ragan, Jr., 80, of Kenbridge, VA and formerly of Springfield, VA and Punta Gorda/Tampa, FL joined his family in Heaven on August 25, 2021. He was the son of the late Joseph Douglas Ragan, Sr. and Nina Ellis Ragan; brother of the late, Tim Ragan; grandfather of the late, Joseph Douglas Ragan, IV; and great grandfather of the late, Liam Ragan.

    He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Leona Edson Ragan of Kenbridge; his children, Debbie Ragan of Newport News, VA, Joseph D. “Joey” Ragan, III and wife Enid of Austin, TX, Daniel “Dan” Ragan and wife Mary Beth of Springfield, VA and Donna Lang and husband Scott of Abilene, TX; David Weikle of Terrell, NC and Lynn Mazzello and her husband Joe of Lorton, VA; his brother Michael Ragan and wife Beth of Nashua, NH; his sister, Katherine Riley and husband Steve of Evanston, IL; in addition to 19 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Joe was a born entrepreneur who included many of his family members in the various businesses he started, managed and invested in. These various business ventures included, selling donuts door to door (with many family members helping out), a bakery, a printing business, commercial food service, a commercial purified water business, vending, commercial and residential real estate, a commercial office products business and the iconic “Joe Ragan’s Coffee” which he started with his son Dan, serving the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia markets ultimately becoming one of the largest and most successful family owned coffee and office products enterprises in the US. Joe also served as the first President of the Independent Coffee Dealers Association. Earlier in life, Joe served proudly in the US Army. In addition, Joe was active in local politics serving as Fairfax County Republican Party Chairman and as Chairman of the Fairfax County Housing Authority. In recent years, Joe moved to Kenbridge, Virginia, which he loved and dedicated his time and energy to supporting growth and development of the area. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 5:30 to 8:30PM at the Clarke Funeral Home in Kenbridge. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 2PM at the Episcopal Church of  St. Pauls and St. Andrew,  512 S. Broad Street, Kenbridge, VA. Masks will be required! In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Episcopal Church of St. Pauls and St. Andrew P.O. Box 248, Kenbridge, Va. 23944

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