Dewey Dwayne Bagwell, 75, of Orange, passed from this life Wednesday, June 3, at his residence.
Born Jan. 1, 1940 in Liberty, to Dewey Deloise and Eura Lee (Hickman) Bagwell, he lived in the Orange area for the last 43 years. Dewey worked for over 30 years as a Lab Technician at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur and he was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp from 1958 until 1961 during the Vietnam Era. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and an Honorable Discharge. Dewey was a simple man who worked hard, he enjoyed building things by way of carpentry, such as bird houses and swing sets for his family. He also enjoyed working in his yard and listening to his daughter Victoria sing.
Dewey is preceded in death by his mother; father and his son, Steven C. Bagwell.
Those who will most treasure his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Donna J. Bagwell and his daughter, Victoria Bagwell, both of Orange; sons, Michael Earl Johnson of Scapposse, Or., Charles Bagwell of Portland, Or., David Dingler of Kelso, Wa. and Michael Carter of Orange; sister, Anita Jane Doucet of Hot Springs, Ar.; brother, Fred Allen Bagwell and wife, Kathy of San Marcos; 23 grandchildren including, Ghonnathan Bagwell, currently enlisted in the United States Army; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Dewey is also survived by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
A graveside committal service to honor Dewey’s life will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 13, at the Mary Williams Cemetery on Oilla Road in the Orangefield community. Officiating will be Chaplain Robert Pitre with Compassion Hospice in Beaumont. Also present to Honor Dewey’s Military Service will be the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group. Arrangements for Cremation have been under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.
For those who desire memorial contributions, please make a donation in memory of Dewey to Compassion Hospice, 3775 Milam Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701-4725. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.