Larry E. Bagley, age 69 of Jefferson, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born December 13, 1948 in Ashtabula, the son of Wayne E. & Beth Ann (Mickey) Bagley.
Larry was born and raised in Jefferson and attended Jefferson Area Schools. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Navy where he served as an Engine Mechanic aboard the USS Claude Jones.
Larry truly loved being a family man and his wife and children meant the world to him. He enjoyed his dog Bennet and could often be seen walking him around town daily for a 3-mile walk.
Larry owned and operated the BP service station in Jefferson for 38 years. Larry took pride in serving everyone that walked through the door equally and to the best of his ability. He was always fair and honest in his dealings with his customers.
Larry’s knack of working with his hands carried through to his hobby of woodworking which he picked up in earnest as his sons entered high school. He was an accomplished woodworker and enjoyed working on various projects with his sons and also making furniture for his home. Larry developed skills for lathe work and turned various objects for family and friends. Larry and his sons, who had also picked up the woodworking bug, would travel for weekends at a time around the Midwest to attend woodworking and woodturning shows and events.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Wanda J. (Stuart) Bagley of Jefferson; two sons, Brian E. (Stacey) Bagley of Jefferson, Larry P. (Lisa) Bagley of Madison; brothers, Les (Nancy) Bagley of Ocala, FL, Bruce (Carol) Bagley of Magnolia, OH; sister, Nancy Isbell of Bend OR; 5 grandchildren, Brandon (Kasey) , Lexi, Ethan, Andrea and Gwen.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harry Bagley.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 or to Habitat for Humanity, 3315 N. Ridge Rd. E., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Jefferson United Methodist Church from 12:00-2:00 P.M followed by light refreshments. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson are honored to serve the Larry E. Bagley family. Obituary, flowers and condolence expressions can be found at fleming-billman.com.
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Animal Protective League
5970 Green Rd., Ashtabula OH 44004
Habitat for Humanity
3315 N. Ridge Rd., E., P. O. Box 1174, Ashtabula OH 44005