Obit: The Palestine Herald, Palestine, TX. (05-16-2004) W.D. Bagwell
Graveside services for Will Davis "W.D." Bagwell, 81, of Elkhart will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Antrim Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
W. D. was born April 26, 1923 in Anderson County to Andrew Jackson Bagwell and Lillie Helm Bagwell.
He was born at home and reared on the McCall farm in Redtown. He made his living farming in his early years and later as a rancher for Redtown Farm. He enjoyed welding, hunting and fishing. He never married but spent his life dedicated to his immediate family.
Mr. Bagwell was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margie Lee Ellis; and niece, Bonnie L. Ellis.
He is survived by his nephews, Jerry G. Ellis and wife Martha of Elkhart, and Kenneth McClinton and wife Ruby of Lake Palestine; great-nephew, James Howard and wife Kristin of Palestine; and a great-niece Leah Kozik and husband Tim of Elkhart.
He also will be missed by Nicholas and Natalie Kozik and remembered by all as a kind man with a gentle heart.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family requests memorials may be made to Cartmell Home for Aged, 2212 West Reagan, Palestine, Texas 75801.