Henry Lawton Bagby, retired from the
United States Navy, died Monday, May 17th, 1999 at his residence at
Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville[Ensign on SLC]
He was born Nov. 7th, 1924 in Washington, DC, a son of the late Oliver W.
& Louise Bagby.
Mr. Bagby was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Bagby.
He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1944. He served on the
cruiser Salt Lake City until the end of World War II and saw action in
the central Pacific. Subsequently, he attended submarine school in New
London, Conn. and the USN Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA., earning
a master's degree in electrical engineering.
Mr. Bagby served on the submarines Boarfish, Blenny, Besugo, Barracuda and
commanded the submarine Corsair and the amphibious assault cargo ship
He married Jean Lewis of Webster Groves, MO. in 1950.
He retired from the Navy in 1970 and joined the faculty of Dabney S.
Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. He was a member of the
Clifton Forge Kiwanis Club and Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Covington.
He was a volunteer and treasurer at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and
Mr. Bagby moved to Charlottesville in 1996 where he attended Grace
Episcopal Church of Keswick.
He is survived in faithful and loving memory by his wife, Jean Bagby; a
son, David L. Bagby; two daughters, Marjorie Bagby Carr and Katherine
Bagby Craig; a brother, Oliver W. Bagby; two grandchildren, Jesse Craig
Carr and Mariah Louise Carr; a son-in law, Craig L. Carr; a brother and
sister-in law, Raymond and Nanette Lewis; and nieces and nephews.
A service of Christian Burial will be held Thur. at 2 p.m. at Grace
Episcopal Church in Keswick.
A graveside service will be held Sat. at 4 p.m. at Alleghany Memorial
Park in Low Moor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charlottesville Albemarle
Rescue Squad or a charity of choice.
The Hill & Wood Funeral Service in Charlottesville is in charge of the