David Ragas, beloved brother and uncle, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 11, 2020. He was always surrounded by his family, friends, and K-9 Loki, who he loved so much.
He is preceded in death by his parents Haynes Simon Ragas Jr. and Eloise Foret Ragas, brothers-in-law Alvin “Bubba” Faessel and Jesse Robert “Bobby” Hodges. He is survived by his loving siblings Denise Hodges, Donna Duhon (Sidney), Haynes Ragas III, Deanna Faessel, Debbie Troutman (Kevin), Dennis Ragas (Joanna), step-son Ziyi Jiang, 8 nieces and nephews and 7 great-nieces and great-nephews, a multitude of cousins, friends and Marine Corps brothers.
David was born at Hotel Dieu in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 17, 1971 and graduated from Redeemer High School. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduation and served in the Gulf War, 1991. He will be remembered for his quick smile, his genuine laugh, and his easy rides.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, on Friday,September 18, 2020, starting at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow in St. Louis #3 Cemetery in New Orleans.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help veterans at https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate/?utm_source=bing?utm_medium=cpc?utm_campaign=garysinise-bing&msclkid=a972e0d16f6617190118bf8f15947369 or to help with hurricane recovery in Lake Charles at https://www.foundationswla.org/hurricane-relief
Due to COVID-19 everyone attending is required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.
The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com
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