|Birth: ||Feb. 19, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 2011|
Information sent by Breadlady45 from Chicago
Dr. Arthur Moten Bagley, 87, a retired professor at Cheyney University, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.
He was born in Starr, Fla., on Feb. 19, 1924, to Benjamin Franklin Bagley and Janie Menchan Bagley, the youngest of seven children.
He attended Howard Academy, and during World War II he was an ensign in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
After his discharge from the service, he attended Cheyney State Teachers College, the oldest historically black college in the U.S. While at Cheyney he was a member of the football team and was a founding member of Cheyney's Beta Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Cheyney in 1950, he earned a Master of Education degree in industrial arts education from the Pennsylvania State University in 1951.
Bagley joined the faculty of Elizabeth City State Teachers College in Elizabeth City, N.C., in 1951, becoming the chairman of the industrial arts department.
In 1954 he married a member of the English department, Edythe Scott of Marion, Ala.
In 1962 he returned to his alma mater, joining the industrial arts department. During his long tenure at Cheyney, he served as the chairman of the industrial arts and technology department, as an assistant football coach, and as the treasurer of the campus chapter of APSCUF, the faculty union. After his wife joined the Cheyney faculty in 1971, he was a technical adviser to her student theater group, the Cheyney Players, constructing sets and flats for theater productions. In 1975, he earned his doctor of education degree in industrial arts education from the University of Maryland at College Park. At his retirement in 1991, he was the longest-tenured member of Cheyney's faculty.
For his long and distinguished service to the college, he was selected to both Cheyney's athletic and alumni halls of fame.
A longtime resident of West Chester and Cheyney, Bagley was a board member of the Chester County Housing Authority from 1975 to 1988.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Chester.
He is survived by his wife, Edythe Scott Bagley of Cheyney; his son, Arturo Scott Bagley of Wilmington, Del.; and his sister, Mattie Mills of Lawrenceville, Ga.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at DeBaptiste Funeral Homes Inc. at Milestone Events, 600 E. Market St., West Chester.
A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.
Uplifting Life Services are being arranged by the DeBaptiste Funeral Homes Inc. of West Chester and Bryn Mawr, 610-696-4812. Visit www.DeBaptiste.com for information and to send condolences.
Published in The Daily Local on February 28, 2011
Edythe Scott Bagley (1924 - 2011)*
Created by: Carol Bestick
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71279009