William M. (Bill) Hagood, 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at his home in Del Mar, CA, with his loving family by his side.
His request was to be cremated and interred with the ashes of his son, Brent Hagood. The ashes will remain with his daughter, Cheryl Smith.
Mr. Hagood was born April 10, 1935, in Irving, to the late Oris and Vona (Matthews) Cook, the oldest and only son of six children.
He helped out on his family’s small farm in Pana. At a young age, he learned a strong work ethic and a desire to take care of his family. He attended Pana High School, where he was involved in many extracurricular activities, including basketball, student council and the newspaper club. He attended Illinois College in Jacksonville, and from there joined the United States Marine Corp. He was stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA, and earned the rank of corporal. As a Marine, he received a marksmanship badge.
A successful business owner for more than 40 years, there are countless stories that have been told of his compassion in helping his employees, friends and homeless. He was a proud supporter of Taste of the Nations and No Kid Goes Hungry. He was a well-known and respected business owner who was loved by many.
An avid golfer, he played at many beautiful golf courses around the world. He enjoyed going out to eat and quickly became friends with staff at the restaurants he frequently visited. He enjoyed watching the Georgia Bulldog football games with his son.
He was a loving son, brother, father and grandfather who was gracious, generous and caring. He was proud of his family and loved them deeply. His family believes what was most important and brought him the most joy was spending time with his family and doing everything he could to help make a better life for them.
Mr. Hagood is survived by his loving partner, Susan Morris; beloved children, Cheryl (Hagood) Smith, Tracey (Samantha) Hagood, Eric (Amy) Hagood and Justin (Heather) Hagood; daughter-in-law, Melissa Hagood; grandchildren, Codi Smith, Tyler Smith, Jeremy Smith, Tara (Morgan) Anders, Will Hagood, Harper Hagood, Brandon Hagood and Walker Hagood; sisters, Barbara (Barry) Osborn, Melva (Bob) Smith, Sharon Lockwood, Gloria (Ted) Mathewson, and Linda Hagood; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Carson Hagood; his son, William Brent Hagood; and brother-in-law, Keith Lockwood.
Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodmemorial.com.