Robert A. Bagwell, also known as Bob, Bags, and Bobby, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 surrounded by his family at 89 years of age.
The epitome of a true southern gentleman, Bob was a dedicated husband, loving father, and amazing Papa. He was known for his quick wit, hearty laugh, loyalty, contagious smile, and most of all, his love for family. Bob lived by his mantra of God first, family second, then everything else.
Bob was born in Clinton, SC later moving to Simpsonville, SC where he graduated from Simpsonville High School in 1950. Following high school, Bob joined the South Carolina National Guard and United States Air Force. After three years of service to our country, he was honorably discharged and began his career with Dillard Paper Company. While working, Bob earned degrees from North Greenville College as well as Furman University.
Throughout his years at Dillard, Bob mentored many and became close friends with numerous customers. After 48 years of dedicated employment, Bob retired in 2001.
He is survived by his adoring wife, Judy, as well as their children, Robert (Tim), Jan (Paul), Karen (Monty), Coy (Michele), Tamara, and Traci (Jay). His greatest joys were his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Jared (Megan), Jacob (Allison), Lindsey, Jack, Mason, Caleb, Landon, Kate, Aly, Ellie, and Jase. Bob is also survived by his siblings, Anne, Don, and Mickey.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Hoyt and Nellie Bagwell; brothers, Carol and Jimmy Bagwell; a son, Jason Watson; and his first wife, Carolyn M. Bagwell.
A visitation will be held Saturday, June 19th, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast followed by the celebration of life at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Simpsonville City Cemetery.
To show our appreciation for the amazing care Bob received, memorial donations may be made to Roper Hospice, 1483 Tobias Gadsden Rd., Charleston, SC 29407.