DANVILLE- Buddy Jay Hagans, 95, 13364 Tiger Valley Rd., passed away at his daughter Susan’s home on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.
Buddy was born May 8, 1925 in Centerburg to the late George and Lucy Pearl (Stricker) Hagans. He was active in WWII, serving from 1942-1945 as a Corporal with the 3rd Marine Division, 21st Marines in the South Pacific, Solomon Islands. Later at the Mariana Islands he was wounded at Bougainville and again at Guam. He came home on a stretcher with two Purple Hearts and two Gold Stars.
Surviving are his two daughters, Darlene Baldridge and Susan (Craig) Payne; his grandchildren, Brian, Claudia, Pashie, Andrea, Burton, and Jarred; thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Elmire Mary (Winke) Hagans. They were married April 5, 1946, and she died June 16, 2011.
Buddy contributed his longevity in life to regular walking & biking. He and Elmire enjoyed their winters in Florida.
There are no services scheduled. Private burial will take place at Workman Cemetery. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. www.fischerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 17700 Coshocton Ave. Mt. Vernon, OH 43050; the Knox County Veterans Services, 105 E. Chestnut St. Mt. Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Eastern Knox Co. Joint Fire District, P.O. Box 526 Danville, OH 43014.
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