James Roy Bagwell

James Roy Bagwell

Brownfield, Terry County, Texas, USA
Death 21 Sep 2012 (aged 82)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section C1 Row W3 Site C16
Memorial ID 97620282 · View Source
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James Roy Bagwell passed away Sept. 21, 2012 at Christopher House Hospice in Austin, TX after a difficult battle with cancer. He was 82. He was born in Brownfield, TX on Sept. 7, 1930 to Mildred (Marsh) and Cecil Bagwell.

The family moved to Tyler, TX shortly after he was born. He graduated from Tyler High School and attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas.

He joined the USAF in 1950 as an airman. The Air Force sent him to complete his BS, MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering all at University of Texas. He loved the Longhorns!

Jim was a "unique breed" of officer. He was involved in early top secret satellite intelligence gathering. His final assignment in the Air Force was as Commander of Aerospace Data Facility at Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO at the rank of Colonel.

He continued working in the aerospace industry as a consultant for Department of Defense until he retired in 1992.

Jim had five children from his previous marriage. He married Joyce Glezen in 1978 and they were happily married for 33 years. In his retirement he and Joyce raised Boer goats in Manchaca, Black Angus cattle in Goliad, and his favorite Black belly ducks on the Boerne spread.

Jim began playing golf in his 30s. He was a scratch golfer for many years and shot under his age while in his 70s. He played in the Glen Campbell Open while stationed in Southern California with many of the great golfers of the 1970s. He and Joyce enjoyed golf course membership at Onion Creek, TX and in Alto Lakes, NM.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ray Bagwell and his daughter, Nancy Frazar.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Boerne and Lakeway, TX, brother, Bill Bagwell, Willis, daughter Suzanne Erickson (Wayne), Hutto, sons Todd Bagwell, MD (Terri), Austin, Scott Bagwell, Mansfield, Bill Bagwell (Tamara), Lewisville, and thirteen grandchildren. His four legged buddies Jeb and Princess will miss him sorely.

Services for Jim will be in the National Cemetery, Ft. Sam Houston, TX with military honors (Harry Wurzbach Road entrance). In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Austin Hospice, 2820 MLK Blvd., Austin, TX 78702. Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home, Austin TX directing services.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on September 23, 2012

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Roy Bagwell (7 Sep 1930–21 Sep 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97620282, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Buen Retiro (contributor 47800467) .