|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1889|
|Death: ||Nov. 8, 1958|
Parents - Andrew Jackson Bagwell and Emma Harriet Gentry
Married first to Ethel May Ramsey ( June 3, 1909 ) had a son Horace Vernon Bagwell. Second marriage to Sadie Wymore, 2 children.
Friends, Townspeople Pay Final Tribute to Bagwell
GROVER CITY- almost 300 persons paid their last respects to Horace Virgil Bagwell 68, at funeral services at 10 am. yesterday in the First Southern Baptist Church, with Rev. W. C. Meacham officiating.
Bagwell died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday afternoon in Ruston, La. while he and Mrs. Bagwell were visiting friends and relatives in his boyhood town.
He had been a resident of Grover City since 1937, moving here from Los Angeles where he had been identified with the real estate business and the development of such areas as Culver City over a period of 15 years.
Founded Grover City
Soon after coming here he acquired considerable land on former ranch property, now known as Grover City, which he founded and developed.
The radio and newspaper campaigns he waged unceasingly to attract low-income people to the area he called "Rainbow's End" are still talked about by his friends.
Bagwell has always been a civic leader in the community. He was founder and president of the Grover City Development Co; the fourth honorary mayor of Grover City in 1957; founder of the Grover City Youth Foundation, a charter member of the Los Angeles Realty Board, a member of the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club, the Grover City Civic Association, the Grange, Moose Lodge of Pismo Beach, and the Baptist Church.
For the past 2 years he was inactive in his real estate business, due to illness leaving business affairs to his son, Charles, vice-president of the firm.
While never directly active in politics, his advice was often sought by county and state officials interested in this area.
He is survived by his widow, Sadie, Grover City; 2 sons, Charles, Grover City and Jack Bagwell, Albuquerque, N.M.; 2 daughters, Betty Jane Moore, San Gabriel, and Lillian Sambrook, Los Angeles; 2 brothers, V. Jack Bagwell, West Monroe, La. and W. M. Bagwell, Choudrant, La; 2 sisters, Lillian Land, Ruston, La., and Emma Thompson, Shreveport, La.; and 8 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Grensted Funeral Home of Grover City.
Andrew Jackson Bagwell (1862 - 1938)
Emma Harriet Gentry Bagwell (1866 - 1907)
Sarah Lucinda Wymore Bagwell (1896 - 1973)
Ethel May Ramsey Hart (1887 - 1967)*
Horace Vernon (Jack) Bagwell (1911 - 1967)*
Bettie Jane Bagwell Moore (1924 - 2014)*
Charles Lee Bagwell (1928 - 2002)*
Ottis Wallace Bagwell (1886 - 1887)*
Hattie Olga Bagwell (1888 - 1889)*
Horace Virgil Bagwell (1889 - 1958)
Clara May Bagwell Hogan (1891 - 1927)*
Ivy Lee Bagwell (1894 - 1958)*
William Mallory Bagwell (1895 - 1976)*
Lillian Luseal Bagwell Land (1896 - 1974)*
Emma Lee Bagwell Thompson (1898 - 1996)*
Ollie Viola Bagwell Kelly (1900 - 1929)*
Sweet Baby Bagwell (1902 - 1902)*
Vollie Lanoma Bagwell (1904 - 1979)*
Arroyo Grande Cemetery
San Luis Obispo County
Created by: Christie Stewart
Record added: Sep 06, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5741763