WEST POINT – James Robert Bagwell, 66, passed away, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He was born June 7, 1947, in Monroe County, the son of the late James William Bagwell and Margaret Stanford Bagwell McGraw.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. He was a meat cutter at Bryan Foods in West Point, retiring after 40 years. He married Gail Baugh Bagwell on July 7, 1967, in Monroe County.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating, and assisted by the Rev. Donald Davis. Burial will follow in Lebanon Cemetery in Monroe County.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Bagwell of West Point; a daughter, Shelby D. Montgomery (Jason) of New Albany; two sons, Keith Bagwell of West Point and Johnny Hancock (Whitney) of Monroe County; three grandchildren, Charles D. Bryan, Casey D. Bryan and Taylor N. Bryan; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, James E. Bagwell (Kay) of West Point.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jim Ed McGraw; a brother, Enith Bagwell; and two sisters, Pauline B. Duke and Mattie Lee Easter.
Pallbearers will be Roy Thompson, William Bagwell, Greg Fretz, Charles Bryan, Quince Stewart and Jason Montgomery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas and Nancy Porter, Tommy Simmons, Cecil Pew, Beverly Freshour, Barton Ferry Hunting Club members and the Darracott Country Club members.
Memorials may be made to West Point Animal Shelter, 1212 Old Tibbee Road, West Point, MS 39773 or to Lebanon Cemetery, C/O Walt Flicker, 10242 Basinger Road, Aberdeen, MS 39730.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.