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 Wendell Lee “Wendy” Bagwell

Wendell Lee “Wendy” Bagwell

Birth
Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, USA
Death 13 Jun 1996 (aged 71)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 6975826 · View Source
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Gospel Music Singer, Comedian. Known for his famous "Rattle Snake" Story. He was born in Chamblee, Georgia, in 1925, and grew up in Cummingm which he left at age 17 to join the Marine Corps during World War II. He fought for his country and received the Bronze Star and a Letter of Commendation for Bravery. After his return he founded his own furniture store business, which is still in operation today in Mableton, Georgia. In 1954, he joined together with Geraldine (Jerri) Morrison and Georgia Jones to form "The Sunliters", a local gospel group which would be joined in 1960 by Jan Buckner, Wendy's niece-in-law. They became one of the premier Southern gospel groups in the nation, winning a Top 5 Grammy Award in 1995, Gold Record for Million Seller, Special Award from the Gospel Music Association, and other awards.

Bio by: Paul J. Lambert


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Paul J. Lambert
  • Added: 1 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6975826
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wendell Lee “Wendy” Bagwell (16 May 1925–13 Jun 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6975826, citing Riverview Memorial Park, Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .