Cecil Bagnal

Graveside Service

2:00 pm
Friday, February 23, 2024
Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
802 N Guignard Dr.
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Obituary of Cecil Bagnal

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William Cecil Bagnal, 84, met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, February 16, 2024 at McLeod Hospice House in Florence, SC. He was a lifetime member of Westside Baptist Church in Sumter. He visited other churches later in life. He was the husband of the late Peggy L. Haley Bagnal and a son of the late Belton and Bessie Bagnal. He was preceded in death by his fur babies, Panzer, Chin Ho, Mandy and Sugar Plum. Surviving are his sister-in-law, Marie Haley-Bernsen (Sweet Marie), her husband Charles Bernsen, a sister-in-law Bernice Haley (the late J.P. Haley); 7 nieces and nephews, and 2 very special friends, Thomas Atkins and Bruce Brabham. Cecil was a devoted son, devoted husband, humble, honorable man, and loyal friend. He was a true Southern gentleman. Cecil grew up all over South Carolina. He attended McClenaghan High School in Florence. He settled with his parents in Sumter, SC, enlisted in the Navy from 1959-1963. He was an airship specialist and his fondest memories are of his stay at Lakehurst Naval Base in New Jersey. He was an employee of Fort Roofing and Sheet Metal Works for 45 years where he was loved and highly respected and where he literally whistled while he worked. He loved America. He loved racecars and Elvis more than anything. He had a passion for history, farming, the stars, westerns and cathead biscuits. He started every day with a piping hot cup of black coffee, pressed jeans and a starched shirt. He had a quick wit, was the funniest guy and will be missed by all who knew him. He lived his later life in Manning, SC. A graveside service will be held 2 PM Friday at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Sumter. His family will receive friends after the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.
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