Joe and Carole

Joe Raguckas

Hometown: Was born in St.Petersburg, Florida in 1948. Lived in the Sunshine State (Tampa and Brandon) for 55 years before retiring to Rabun County.

Spouse: Carole, (the love of my life) married in April 28, 1973. We have two sons, Joe (a FSU grad) and Jimmy (a USF grad)

Education: Brandon High School, Florida College (where I played basketball) Physical Education major.

Career: Worked for Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation from 1967 to 2003. (Currently retired)

Interest and Hobbies: Have a great love for the outdoors; hiking; camping; fly fishing; fishing the backwaters in Florida; tennis; running; baseball (umpire for Rabun County Little League), basketball, football, hockey, track and field and all sports; collect baseball and football cards; enjoy all kinds of art; I paint and draw on baseballs; also create other kinds of folk art; among many others.

Was first invited to hike with the club by Dick “The Wildman” Metzgar, and have enjoy every minute with some wonderful people!

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