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Ansel Guy Bagwell

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Ansel Guy Bagwell

Birth
Death
4 Oct 2015 (aged 91)
Burial
Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
Plot
Prayer 72 B3
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Ansel was born March 31, 1924, in Richland County, Ill., a son to Abner and Mattie Jenkins Bagwell. He married Charlotte Smith on June 30, 1946; she preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 1995.

Surviving are two children, Elaine (Don Schannot) Bagwell of De Soto, Mo., and Rick (Angel) Bagwell of Tellico Plains, Tenn., a daughter-in-law, Gale Bagwell of Tolono; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary Bagwell of Olney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, four brothers and a son, Woodrow Bagwell.

He was drafted in the U.S. Army in February 1943 and was honorable discharged in February 1946. He received a Purple Heart in 1943.

He entered the UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local in Paducah, Ky., in 1947 and ended his 65 years of service from Local 149, Savoy. He was a past member of American Legion Post 24, Champaign.

Starting at a young age, he would go around and collect discarded items to build his own toys, which progressed into him building his own cars and trucks.
Ansel was born March 31, 1924, in Richland County, Ill., a son to Abner and Mattie Jenkins Bagwell. He married Charlotte Smith on June 30, 1946; she preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 1995.

Surviving are two children, Elaine (Don Schannot) Bagwell of De Soto, Mo., and Rick (Angel) Bagwell of Tellico Plains, Tenn., a daughter-in-law, Gale Bagwell of Tolono; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary Bagwell of Olney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, four brothers and a son, Woodrow Bagwell.

He was drafted in the U.S. Army in February 1943 and was honorable discharged in February 1946. He received a Purple Heart in 1943.

He entered the UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local in Paducah, Ky., in 1947 and ended his 65 years of service from Local 149, Savoy. He was a past member of American Legion Post 24, Champaign.

Starting at a young age, he would go around and collect discarded items to build his own toys, which progressed into him building his own cars and trucks.


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