On November 14, 2014 Christopher Ragle, known to most by Blake, tragically passed away with his girlfriend, Gabriella Giles, by his side in Galveston, TX. He was born March 9, 1998, in Dallas, TX, to parents, Cherish and Chris Ragle. Blake is preceded in death by his big sister, Constance Marie Pruitt; grandma, Shirley Pruitt; great grandpa, D’ Wayne Ragle; great grandparents, JP and Dorothy Henderson; and grandparents, Bobby Jo and Ima Jean Massey and Lavon Pruitt. Left to cherish his memories are his mother and father, Cherish and Chris Ragle; brother, Brandon Ragle; great grandma, Lovie Marie Pruitt; grandparents, Danny Pruitt, Vickie and Tom Ross, and Raymond Ragle; aunts, Angie Hatcher and Candace Binger; uncle, Danny Pruitt; cousins: Charles Watkins, Cheyenne Binger, Alyssa and Thad Hatcher; second cousins, Carson and Collin Watkins; as well as many, many friends who will miss him more than life. His life was tragically cut short.
Blake was a character – one that everyone couldn’t help but love. When you speak to his friends and family, you’ll hear about his contagious smile, his sense of humor that made everyone laugh, and the fact that he lit up a room without even trying. You’ll hear memories shared that will make you realize how much he will truly be missed. Blake was one of the smartest young men. He attended Ball High School where he participated in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program.
Blake’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, November 18th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 34th & Broadway, in Galveston. A service honoring his memory will begin at 7:00 pm.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 19th, at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street in Galveston. Burial at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston will be held following Gabriella’s services on Wednesday afternoon.
Blake was a once in a lifetime type of person, one you rarely come across. His life was cut short. 16 is way too young.