Thomas Louis Bagley, 68, Orange,
Thomas Louis Bagley, 68, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Pinehurst Nursing Home, in Pinehurst, Texas. A memorial gathering for family and friends, to celebrate Tom’s life, will be held at Dorman Funeral Home, on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Tom was born on Friday, May 21, 1948, in DeRidder, Louisiana, to the late Vernice Mary (Daigle) and Robert Ann Bagley. As an adult, he lived the majority of his life in Southeast Texas. After graduating from Sulphur High School, class of 1966, Tom enlisted with the United States Army; retiring after working as a Drill Sgt. After his time in the United States Army, Tom went to college and became a Chemical Engineer. In 1998, Tom married the love of his life, Debi Bagley, and together they raised a beautiful family. Tom was a great provider who dearly loved his family. In his spare time, Tom enjoyed Deer hunting and fishing, sitting on the porch talking to his neighbors, and making his homemade salsa, from the vegetables he had in his vegetable garden. He also would watch his favorite movie, Evita, with anyone who would watch it with him. On game day, Tom could be found cheering for his favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom was an animal lover, weenie dogs especially, who loved spending time with his beloved dog Suky. Tom was a husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, who will be missed by all those who knew him.
Preceding Tom in death are his parents, Vernice and Robert Bagley; sister, Rose Bagley; brothers, Robert Bagley, Jr. and Edward Bagley; and niece, Rebecca Bagley.
Tom is survived by his wife of almost 20 years, Debi Bagley; daughters, Geneva Adams of Bridge City, Texas, Shauna Bagley-Thompson of West Covina, California, Dustin Hunter of Texas City, Texas, Christie Guidry of Orange, Texas, Jennifer Dupree of Mauriceville, Texas, Denise Chandler of Hutto, Texas, and Chasity Mitchell of Orange, Texas; sister, Verna Walding of Sperger, Texas; brother, Chuck Bagley of DeQuincy, Louisiana; the nephew he thought of as his son, Henry Walding of Dequincy, Louisiana; nieces, Julia Walding Simon of Sperger, Texas and Jessica Nash; nephew, Jacob Bagley; 5 grandchildren; and many members of extended family and friends, who loved him dearly.
Tom was the type of man who would help anyone and everyone. After suffering from an accident that left him paralyzed, Tom wanted nothing more than the ability for medical professionals to learn from him. Tom’s wife, Debi, under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, arranged for Tom to be donated to the University of Texas Medical Science Center- Houston, with the hopes of Tom being able to assist with furthering the education of our future healthcare leaders; Cremation to follow.