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Floyd Donald "Don" Bagwell

June 1, 1932 ~ September 9, 2022 (age 90)
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Floyd Bagwell, 90, passed away on September 9, 2022.  He was born in Akron on June 1, 1932, to the late Adrian “Bud” and Evie Bagwell and lived his entire life in the Portage Lakes.  After graduating from Coventry High School, Floyd worked for Firestone Tire & Rubber.  Then with the prospect of being drafted, he joined the Navy, figuring he was less likely to get shot at.  Upon his return home, Floyd used his GI Bill to attend Hower Trade School and became an apprentice machinist, working many years for Mechanical Mold before forming a partnership in Norton Tool Grinding.  Floyd retired from the Machine Design Department of Goodyear with 24 years of service.

 

With dignity and his wry sense of humor, Don fought a 15-year battle with Dementia.  He never let dementia stop him as he and Nancy continued to travel and enjoy life.  He would even spend time with his buddies at the Turkeyfoot Sportsman Club where was a long-time member.  Don has finally earned his peace and can now remember all his quirky sayings and one-liners like, “6 and 7/8’s” or “Fine as frog hair”.

 

Along with his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard and David.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Nancy (nee Clark); son, Harry; daughter, Donna; grandsons, David and Andrew; brothers-in-law, Larry, Jeff, and George Clark; sister-in-law, Janet Bagwell; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and nephews, as well as great-great-nieces and nephews, whom all thought Uncle Don was a cool dude.

 

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to caregivers, Henry and Penny of Comfort Keepers for their love and support in caring for Floyd.

 

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319.  Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home.  Interment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions can be made in Floyd’s name to Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, 408 9th Street SW, STE 3400, Canton, Ohio 44707.  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.

 

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Memorial Contributions:

Alzheimer's Association
Greater East Ohio Area Chapter 
408 9th Street SW, STE 3400   
Canton, Ohio 44707

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 14, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Funeral Service
Thursday
September 15, 2022

11:30 AM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Military Honors
Thursday
September 15, 2022

1:00 PM
Greenlawn Memorial Park
2580 Romig Rd
Akron, Ohio 44320

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
September 15, 2022

Greenlawn Memorial Park
2580 Romig Rd
Akron, Ohio 44320

Donations

Alzheimer's Association - Greater East Ohio Area Chapter
408 9th Street, STE 3400, Canton OH 44707

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