Robert Raggio

Robert Cecil Raggio, 81, passed away on June 11, 2015, at Methodist North Hospital after a short illness.
He was born March 18, 1934, in Memphis to Lawrence Cecil and Jessie Collins Raggio. Mr. Raggio spent most of his life in Memphis and most recently was from Kenton. He graduated from Treadwell High School and attended the University of Memphis. He was retired from W.A. Fortner Masonry. Mr. Raggio was instrumental in the early years of building several booster programs at Briarcrest Christian Schools. He was a faithful servant at many area churches in the past and currently a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Kenton. He served as a deacon at Bellevue Baptist Church, Richland Baptist Church and Berclair Baptist Church.
Mr. Raggio was preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Geraldine Thomas Raggio; an infant son, John Christopher Raggio; and a brother, Larry Raggio.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Ashe Raggio of Kenton; his children, Rebecca (Mike) Matheis of Lakeville Minn., Carla (Bob) Tutt of Germantown, Robert Jr. (Suzanne) Raggio of Hernando, Miss., Michael (Robin) Raggio of The Woodlands, Texas; and a sister, Mary Alice Raggio Roach of Germantown. Mr. Raggio also leaves nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His family acknowledges his life by claiming this Bible verse, Proverbs 11:25 — “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshed others will himself be refreshed.”
The family received friends 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial at Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in his memory to LifeChoices of Memphis (5575 Raleigh LaGrange Road, Memphis TN 38134) or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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