The Transylvania Times -

Marvin "Ray" Bagwell


February 18, 2019

Marvin "Ray" Bagwell, 88, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at his mountain home with his wife and daughter by his side.

He was the son of the late Walter and Lessie Middleton Bagwell.

He lived a full and great life. He served in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot, and was a commercial pilot for Delta Airlines. He traveled all over the United States and the world.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Loretta Glover Bagwell; one daughter, Nancy Penley, and husband, Billy, of Pisgah Forest; one grandson, Trenton Penley; and one sister, Opal Sayles.

While this is a very difficult time, we are also glad and rejoicing that he has gone to be with his Lord and is no longer in any pain.

A private graveside service will be held.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Life Celebrations, 181 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard, is caring for the family.


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