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FOREST CITY, NC-- John Roscoe Bagwell, 84, of Island Ford Road, Forest City, died on Monday, May 19, 2014 at SECU Hospice House of Rutherford County. A native of Gaston County, he was born on October 04, 1929, a son of the late John and Bertha Jones Bagwell. He retired from Spindale Mills after 39 years of service and also served 11 years in the National Guard. He was of the Baptist faith, loved to fish, play softball with his children and grandchildren and do crafts.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Holtzclaw Bagwell; one son, Keith Bagwell of Forest City; two daughters, Nell Gragg and husband Robert of Forest City, and Sandra Drake and husband Rev. Belton Drake; his grandchildren, Rev. Michael Ruff, Nichole Gragg, Rodney Gragg, Josh Bagwell, Chelsey Cole, Amanda Drake and Clint Drake, and seven great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Mr. Bagwell's Life will be held at the graveside at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Eternal Hills Memorial Park of Spindale with the Rev. Michael Ruff officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:30pm-4:15 PM on Wednesday at McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Bagwell family.
An online guest register is available at www.mckinneylandreth
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service
4076 HWY 221A
Cliffside, NC 28024-0337
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from May 21 to May 22, 2014