|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1923|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 2005|
AUSTIN - William "Willie" H. Blagg, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home with Pat Brandenburg of Fairfax, Okla., and the Rev. Del Sanford of Sheridan, nephews, officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
"Willie" was born Oct. 25, 1923, to Benjamin F. and Margie Blagg near Bluffton, Ark. He married Gelene Pennington on Nov. 19, 1942, in Dumas.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and in December 1942, he was called to duty. He attended machinist school in San Diego, and in March 1943, he started serving on board a destroyer, the USS Brown. He spent the next three years in the South Pacific Battle Zone.
Willie and his wife, Gelene, lived in Austin since 2001. He was a Methodist and had worked for more than 40 years in the oil field business in the Panhandle area of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Norman Blagg, in 1995.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Gelene; a son, Frank and wife, Vickie, of Dripping Springs; six grandchildren, Anne Marie Taylor and Jeremy W. F. Blagg of Alvin, Laura Denise Belyeu of San Antonio, Andrea Genelle Pylate of Baytown, Tara Jo Bieck of San Diego, and Magen Leigh Hyatt of Austin; two sisters, Imo Gene McCarty and Molly Ruth Martin, both of Amarillo; and six great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank our dear friends at Monte Siesta Nursing Facility and Odyssey Health Care.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to American Diabetes Association, 815 Brazos St., Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701 or Attn. Memorials and Tributes Department, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761.
Amarillo Globe-News, October 1, 2005
Benjamin Franklin Blagg (1899 - 1949)
Margie Rada Mullings Cunningham (1902 - 1981)
Gelene Pennington Blagg (1924 - 2007)
Dennis Norman Blagg (1946 - 1995)*
Collin Orgil "Blackie" Blagg (1922 - 1981)*
William Hershel Blagg (1923 - 2005)
Mary Belle Blagg Brandenburg (1925 - 1968)*
Ben J F Blagg (1930 - 1930)*
Earl Gene Blagg (1931 - 1931)*
Weldon Keith Blagg (1933 - 1991)*
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Created by: Peggy Blagg Gann
Record added: Mar 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13510134
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