Funeral service for Mr. James (J.B.) Hagan, age 85, of Huntsville, AL, will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Owen and Andrew Lyon officiating. Burial will follow at 3 PM on Saturday in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, TN.
J.B. was born on February 4, 1936 in Clyde, TX to the late Lois Vinson and Rose Philomena (Lindle) Hagan. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. J.B. was a member of West Huntsville Church of Christ and previously served as an elder at Fanning Heights Church of Christ in Huntsville. He worked as an accountant with Targets Management Office U.S. Army Missile Command at Redstone. Mr. Hagan passed away on February 22, 2021 at Bailey Manor in Fayetteville, TN.
J.B. met his loving wife, Joan Rorex Hagan, at Russell Cave National Monument in Bridgeport, AL while working as a National Park Ranger. They married on October 1, 1967 and had 53 wonderful years of marriage. To their union, they had one daughter, Sherri (Andrew) Lyon of Flintville, TN. Additional survivors include his grandchildren, Dale (Jamie) Lyon of Eagleville, TN, Aaron (Victoria) Lyon of Huntsville, Sam, Kaitlyn, Timothy, Kimberly, Abigail and Daniel Lyon all of Flintville; sisters, Edna (Herbert) Knabe of Muenster, TX, Cecelia (Joe) Bayer of Sherman, TX, and Lula Warren of Wildomar, CA; sister-in-law, Adele Hagan of Socorro, NM; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, J.B. was preceded in death by his sister, Theresa Corcoran; and brothers, Edward and Jack Hagan.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to World Missions, Bridgeport Church of Christ, P.O. Box 725, Bridgeport, AL 35740.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. J.B. Hagan.
I found this while searching for members of the Thomas J.Allen Ranger Training Class of 1965 , Grand Canyon NP, Arizona. J.B.was one of my roommates. I hadn’t seen him since. He was a great character. Told stories about his time in the Army. He went through the Army language school to learn how to speak Russian. Said he spoke it with a Texas accent. My condolences to his family.