Steven Robert Bagley

April 27, 2013
Steven Robert Bagley

Steven R. Bagley, born March 9,1958 left this earth on April 27, 2013 with his best friend by his side. Steve was a Gentleman having many friends within the community. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a 2nd Force Recon Marine. After military service, Steve entered College and obtained a BS degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Appalachian State University. He later obtained a Doctorate in Humanities.

Steve Bagley moved to Wilmington in the early 90’s and took on the role of Executive Director for the community Food Bank. His efforts were so successful that upon resigning from the position, he received a Proclamation by the Mayor and City Council on August 1, 2001 for “Steven R. Bagley Day” for years of dedication helping the Less Fortunate. He later worked to enhance professional capabilities with Frank Roberts Construction Co., Inc. prior to running Paragon Group International. Mr. Bagley continued his passion of helping others by volunteering to prepare breakfasts for his fellow military Veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2573. He was also active in the Fleet Reserve Association, Del Herrmann Branch 299. Recently, Mr. Bagley was putting his professional skills to work for the Mercy Homeless Shelter, Inc. with grant writing, organization and business practices.

He is survived by his Father, Frank Bagley of Fayetteville, NC, a Brother Frank Bagley Jr. of Maine, a sister, Mary Hughes of Fayetteville, NC, several nieces: Amanda Hughes, Michelle Bagley and Nicole Bagley, cousins Jeannie Im, Becky Shank and Cathy Marcotte, Christopher Bagley, Jennifer Duquette, Arthur Bagley, Deb Holbrook, Victoria Harding-Wakeen, Miriam McArdle of Canada, an aunt Emma Hall, aunt Sally Holbrook, Aunt Elizabeth Bagley, Aunt Joan Bagley.

Steve Bagley will always be remembered for his “presence,” humor and kindness. Memories of Steve are associated with laughter from his antics, mannerisms and jokes. He will be missed.

A Memorial Service for Steve Bagley will be held by his Shipmates of the Fleet Reserve Association, joined by other Veterans Organizations and friends on Friday at 3pm, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2722 Carolina Beach Rd.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the Fleet Reserve Association Benevolent Fund or the Mercy Homeless Shelter at 1639 Flounder Ln, Wilmington, NC 28409

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  • May 01, 2013
    Russell E, Cook says:
    Steve I will miss those TACO that your prepared just right. We will miss you. To Family. Your have my deepest symapthy.

  • April 30, 2013
    Nancy McCoy Duncan says:
    To the Family of my old friend Steve - I loved him like a brother, because he was that indeed to me for four years and a summer at App. He made me laugh and giggle. He shared his wisdom when I was down. He shared his shoulder when I was sad. He was there for me when I made stupid mistakes. He looked out for me and he treated me like his "little sister". I spoke to him few months back on the phone, and he was the same "Big Steve" just as funny as always, and his words once again lifted my spirits. He made me a better person and he will never be forgotten. I loved him dearly and will miss him. Please know you are all in my deepest thoughts and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. "Godspeed Stevo...Semper Fi!" - Nancy

  • May 01, 2013
    Pam Hiner says:
    I remember Steve as bright as the sun on Saturday mornings at the VFW breakfast. He was always there at 5:00 AM, with his commrade Dom to prepare delicious breakfast foods for the masses that showed. His jokes, words of wisdom and laughter will always be remembered. . . my prayers are with you as you progress through these trying times. I love you Steve and will miss the "taco" omelets and your smile! Pam Hiner

  • May 01, 2013
    Charles S. Setnicky says:
    Big Steve, I'll miss you! I wish we had been able to spend more time together. Rest in Peace my friend...

  • May 02, 2013
    Dave Holbrook says:
    Although contact with my cousin Steve was limited, I do fondly remember him going out of his way to visit me at New River Air Station, in Jacksonville NC,to see how I was doing as a new fellow Marine. I had just been stationed there and Steve managed to track me down and give me some pointers on where to go out in town and where to stay away from. Thank you Steve. My sympathies to Uncle Frank and cousins Frank and Mary.