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Marion Austin Hagood, Jr., 89, husband of the late Gladys Holder Hagood died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home.
Marion was born in Orangeburg County, SC a son of the late Marion Austin and Clara Hagood. A lifelong cemeterian, Marion owned and operated his own cemetery design business, Marion Hagood Design Co. He was a surveyor and designed more cemeteries throughout the U. S. than any other person or company in existence. Marion was a Lifetime Member of The South Carolina Cemetery Association and he was a fifty year member of Keowee Lodge #79, A.F.M. in Pickens and The Hejaz Temple of the Shrine in Greenville. Marion was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his son, Harold A. "Hal" Hagood (Carla) of Canton, NC, grandchildren, Allison Hagood and Ryan Hagood and two great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens with a funeral service following in the funeral home chapel at 1 PM. Burial will be in the Holder Estate at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
Dillard Funeral Home, Pickens, SC
Published in The Greenville News on July 10, 2014