Larry Bagwell Obituary – Passed Away! Mr. Larry Dean “Mentor” Bagwell, 84, spouse of Lunita Garrett “Lu” Bagwell, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, September 17, 2021. Brought into the world in Pickens County, a child of the late Ola Bruce Bagwell and the late Lillie Maude Owens Bagwell, Mr. Bagwell was a 1955 alumni of Easley High School where he dominated in football being both quarterback and lineman.
He later accepted his Master’s certificate from Clemson University where he played baseball and took an interest in the College World Series two years straight. His school baseball vocation lead him to play semi-professional ball for the Washington Senators in the Florida State League. Mr. Bagwell instructed football at Easley High School from 1967 to 1992 where he lead the Green Waves to two State Championships. Not exclusively was he drafted to the Easley High School Hall of distinction, he was likewise accepted into the South Carolina Coaches Hall of Fame.
His instructing achievements and authority lead him to get many honors, and having a rec center and ball field named in his honor. Mr. Bagwell filled in as Councilman for the City of Easley for a long time and Mayor from 2008 to 2019. During his term, Mayor Bagwell worked intimately with city committee and city representatives on reviving the midtown region, including the West End District and fostering the Doodle Trail. In his last term, Mayor Bagwell was granted the Order of the Palmetto for his administration and authority to Easley. Making due, notwithstanding his better half of 64 years, are his two girls, Terri Bagwell Knight and Lou Anne Bagwell Johnson (Joe), both of Easley; His sister, Evelyn B. McEntyre (Verlon) of Easley; four grandkids, Kasi Wilson (Charlie), Michael Dillon Knight, Jessica Johnson and Jeremy Johnson (Faith); four incredible grandkids, Garrett Wilson, Cayden Ballard, Cooper Wilson and Clark Wilson; various nieces and nephews; and his adored pet, Bella. Notwithstanding his folks, Mr. Bagwell was predeceased by two siblings, Bobby Bagwell and Charles Bagwell. Dedication administrations will be 1:00 PM Monday, September 20, 2021 at Easley First United Methodist Church. Private burial will occur in the Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.