Arnold R. “Tony” Ragains, 87, of Nashville, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 1:33 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
Mr. Ragains was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was the retired owner of Industrial Sandblasting Inc. and Simmons Industries.
He enjoyed membership in the American Legion, Civitan and the Horseman’s Camp Community Outreach in Brown County. A horse enthusiast, he was a member of Marion County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Patrol and Indiana Trail Riders Association, and he carried the flag for the Indiana Contingent of the Bicentennial Wagon Train to Valley Forge.
Memorial contributions can be made to Indiana Trail Riders Association, c/o Arlene Smoot, treasurer, 2532 West C.R. 200 South, Danville, IN 46122; or Horseman’s Camp Community Outreach, 4976 Bellsville Pike, Nashville, IN 47448.
Born in Fredericksburg, Nov. 15, 1923, Mr. Ragains was the son of James “Roy” and Ottilia Heidenreich Ragains. He married Martha Lois Addison July 31, 1943. She preceded him in death May 10, 1974.
Survivors include his daughters, Mary Ann Stonebraker of Indianapolis and Katrina (Jim) Byram of Leawood, Kan.; grandchildren, Marianne, Melissa, Trent and Elyse; a great-granddaughter, Isabella; many nieces, nephews and other relatives; close friends, Arlene and Sharon and many friends in the horse community.
Mr. Ragains was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers and a sister.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility for their care and to Tony’s church family at HCCO for their love and support.