CHESAPEAKE - Ernest "Ray" Bagwell Sr., 73, passed away Feb. 2, 2007, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Healthcenter, Mattoon, Ill. He was predeceased by his parents, "Buster" Bagwell & Babe Campbell Bagwell; his brothers, Fornie, Jerry, Larry, Jeff, Ralph, Dean & Johnny; his sister, Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara "Little Squaw" Jean Bagwell; his sons, Steve (Debbie) of Greenup, IL, Ray Jr. (Gina) of Lillington, NC; his daughters, Debra (Larry) Hendricks, Deanne (Eric) Thompson, both of Chesapeake & Donna (Hank) Williams of Virginia Beach; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Charles Robert (Beverly) Kemp & Chris (John) Allen; & three sisters, Ruth Jones of FL, Rosemary (Wade) Moorman & Joan (Dale) Rhodes, all of IL. Ray was a long standing member of Virginia Beach First Church of The Nazarene, retired from the Navy serving in Korea and Vietnam, retired from Preston Trucking Co., a member of the Atlantic Masonic Lodge No. 2 & owner of Ray's Pig Pickin & Bar-B-Q. Ray's life will be celebrated Friday, Feb 9th at Oman Funeral Home, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your choice of the Heart Association, Kidney Foundation or the Diabetes Association.
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