Rufus Collins Bagwell

Death 11 Jun 2011 (aged 87)
Burial Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 98339238 · View Source
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PORTSMOUTH - Rufus Collins Bagwell, 88, of the 3600 block of King Street, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 in his residence. A native of Raleigh, N.C., he was a retired locomotive engineer for Norfolk/Portsmouth Beltline Railroad. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary L. Bagwell and his parents, William G. and Aurora V. Watson Bagwell. Survivors include a daughter, Linda B. Bright and husband Rick; a son, Alan C. Bagwell and wife Joyce; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Clint, Andrea, Melanie, Michael and Matthew; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, in St. Therese Catholic Church by the Rev. James Gordon. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Zahan Zev and his staff for their care extended to Mr. Bagwell.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 14, 2011

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