Gazie K. Ragep

Gazie K. Ragep


Gazie K. Ragep

July 11, 2017

Date of Service: July 15, 2017

Interment Location: Christus Garden


2nd Timothy 4-7-8

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge,     l

Shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Gazie Kelly Ragep, 76, Elizabethton went home to his heavenly father, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at  Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville.  Born February 10, 1941 in McDowell County, West Virginia he was a son of the late Khalil (Kelly) & Nadime Rassoul Ragep who came to the United Sates from Lebanon.  Gazie was a graduate of Duke University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He was a Chemical Engineer and had worked for Montsanto Chemical, Raleigh, North Carolina and Beaunit Fibers in Elizabethton for many years.  He was a member of the Elizabethton Rotary Club and a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Kelly.

Survivors include his loving companion & best friend Eva Phipps, her children Vince Phipps and Stephanie (Chris) Price and her grandchildren: Alexander Price and Jamin Phipps.   His Children: Marci Ragep (Monty) of Oregon and Sam Ragep (Connie) of Elizabethton.  Three Grandchildren, Megan Ragep (Justin), Kahlil Ragep and Sterling Ragep.   One Great Grandchild: Piper Domer.    One Brother: Jamil Ragep (Sally) Montreal, Quebec.  One Sister: Fouziee Underwood (Joy), Danville, West Virginia. His niece & nephews: J.D. Underwood (Andrea), Kelly Underwood (Terri), Lina Ragep Powell (Michael) and Anwar Ragep (Angela).

Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mark Fowler officiating.  Graveside Service and Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with his brother Jamil Ragep giving a eulogy.  Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Saturday will be: Frank Richardson, Chris Price, Alex Price, Kahlil Ragep, Sterling Ragep, Jamin Phipps, Anwar Ragep, Michael Powell, J.D. Underwood and Kelly Underwood.  Honorary Pallbearers will be: Sonny Slagle, Paul Burleson, Carroll Matherly, Bernard Ashley, and his church family.  The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Dr. Clifford Wiegand and  the Fresenius Dialysis Staff and Dr. Mark Wigger & Staff at Vanderbilt University.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery.   Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site

Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton is serving the Ragep family

Happy Valley Memorial Park