Melvin D. Bagwell, 74, of Norfolk went to be with the Lord at his home surrounded by his family Sunday, December 16, 2012.
He was born in East Lake, North Carolina September 3, 1938 the son of the late Clarence and Levonia Bagwell. Melvin was a member of Gateway Free Will Baptist Church for 41 years. He retired from the Virginian Pilot Press Room after 44 years of service.
Melvin is survived by his loving family including his wife of 46 years Vivian Leigh Cornette Bagwell; three sons, Matthew Bagwell and his wife Tracy, Daniel Bagwell and Andrew Bagwell and his wife Judy; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted Thursday December 20, 2012 at 11:30 am in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Pastors Dale Burden and Brent Patrick will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.
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