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Charles E. Dragoo

January 8, 1940 — February 8, 2024

Biloxi, Mississippi

Charles E. Dragoo, 84, passed away peacefully at Golden Oaks Assisted Living in Biloxi, Mississippi on Thursday, February 8, 2024. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends 

Charles was born on January 8, 1940 in the town of St. Elmo in Fayette County. He was the second child of Ephraim "Eph" and Dorothy (Werden) Dragoo. He went to high school at St. Elmo High School and graduated in 1957. He attended Eastern Illinois University and was a member of the men's basketball team. He worked at A&P Tea Company as an auditor, and later he was a store manager. He then worked at Meadowgold Dairy as a sales manager, retiring in 1997. Charles loved basketball, New Orleans Saints, fishing, and flat track motorcycle racing.  He also enjoyed playing guitar and singing to entertain family and friends. His favorite hobby was going to the horse races, especially the Kentucky Derby and going to the casinos.

Charles is preceded in death by his father, Ephraim "Eph" Dragoo; his mother, Dorothy (Warden) Dragoo; his brother, Harold Dean "Goose" Dragoo; his sister, Shirley Forbes; and his son, Kevin Dragoo.

Charles is survived by his son, Charles Bradley "Brad" Dragoo (Kathy); his brother, Dana Dragoo; his grandchildren, Mercedez Dragoo, Molly Parris (Logan), and Max Dragoo; his step-grandchildren, Michael Guarnacci and Mandi Hartley (Lee); his great grandchild Owen Parris; his step-great grandchildren, Mack Green, Harrison Hartley, Ruby Hartley, and Henry Hartley; his brother-in-law, Paul Forbes; and many nephews and nieces.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, on the beach near Bordage Street and South Beach Blvd at former Poor John's Campground in Waveland, Mississippi at 1:00 p.m.

A special thank you to the caregivers at Golden Oaks Assisted Living for being dad's friend and for the care given to him during this past year.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to charitable organization of the donor's choice. 

Riemann Family Funeral Home, Ocean Springs, is assisting the family.

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

The cross streets of Bordage Street and South Beach Blvd. Former Poor John's Campgrounds.

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