Richard Gragg '55 December 23, 2021 11:35 AM updated: December 23, 2021 11:38 AM
Richard O. Gragg
September 23, 1933 - December 8, 2021
Husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather Richard O. Gragg (age 88) passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.
He was born in San Antonio, TX, the youngest of four sons to Perry E. Gragg Jr. and Lucile Pearce Gragg. He is preceded in death by his brothers Robert and Perry, granddaughter Sonya and the love of his life, his wife Patricia. He is survived by son Richard Gragg Jr. (Brenda), daughters Deborah Tomasini (Randy) and Karen Harmer (David). Grandchildren Bruce, Ashley (Chris), Mathew (Chelsea), Ryan (Maggie), Kyle (Dakota), Heather (Matt), and Chris; great-grandchildren Rhylynn, Lilly, Lane, Bailey, Ava, Madison, & Avery.
Richard Graduated from Harlandale High School and received a B.A. degree in Animal Husbandry from Texas A&M in 1955. Richard was a lifelong Aggie and was in the Corp of Cadets. He served in the Army from 1955-1957. He was a 1st lieutenant and served as an Intelligence Officer and ran the Transportation Depot in South Carolina. Moving back to Texas, Richard worked at Roegelein & Olmos Lumber Company before entering his lifelong career of building homes. He worked for several builders and even owned his own company. Richard loved being with his family, especially time in Rockport.
During his “retirement,” he was able to use his degree as he pursued his lifelong dream of ranching. Never one to sit still, he worked harder in his 80’s than most do at half his age. He was the Rock of the family, and left a void that can never be filled. Even though we are filled with sadness at his passing, we know that he is reunited with his one true love, Patricia. No words can explain the love or wisdom learned from the man we called Dad, Pepaw, or Peeps!
Private graveside service was held at Mission Park North.
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