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John Blake Bagwell

Obituary Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

John Blake Bagwell, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2024. He was preceded in death by parents, John and Rose Lou Bagwell; daughter, Sheri Bagwell Beam; sister, Mary Bagwell Kennedy; and brother, Phillip Bagwell. Mr. Bagwell is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Bonnie L. Bagwell of Buford; son, Stacy Blake Bagwell of Buford; grandchildren, Maggie Cox, Jonas Bagwell, James Bagwell, Joseph Bagwell, Jordan Bagwell; siblings, Miriam Puckett of Buford, Phyllis Stamps of Harwell, GA, Kenneth and Jean Bagwell of Buford, Trent and Gail Bagwell of Buford; sisters-in-law, Ruth Acrey of Cornelia, GA, and Holly Wiley Bagwell of Cleveland, GA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Blake Bagwell was a wonderful God-fearing man. He humbly served God, his country, his community, his church, his family, his friends, strangers, and his jobs. He worked hard at all he did and loved everyone he came in contact with. His work at his employment led to several top salesman of the year awards as well as multiple overseas trips that he was able to enjoy with his beautiful wife. After retirement, he decided he wanted to continue to provide service to others, so he remained employed until the day he started chemotherapy for the leukemia diagnosis he received in 2022. He was passionately dedicated to his church and served on multiple committees, held leadership roles, and joyfully served wherever he was needed. He was always willing to lend his time, money, and talents to anyone that needed it. He loved to make everyone laugh and smile.

Mr. Bagwell was born on September 27, 1938 in Buford, GA and was a 1956 graduate of Buford High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, and was a Mason for more than fifty years with the Buford Lodge #292 F&AM. Mr. Bagwell retired from Electrolux after working there for more than thirty-five years. He was a lifetime member of New Prospect Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening and yard work. A Memorial Masonic Service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Stephanie Oden officiating and Joe Kennedy speaking. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at 3:30 p.m. at New Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 27 from 12:00 noon until time for the service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Prospect Methodist Church Food Pantry Fund, 2018 Buford Dam Rd, Buford, GA 30518 in memory of Blake Bagwell.


To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.


Funeral Date
04/27/2024 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory
4400 S. Lee St, Buford 30518