Marks Mortuary - Wood River Illinois

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Donald D. Bagby, 93, passed away 2:48 am, Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Evelyn's House in Creve Coeur.

Born September 19, 1927 in Martinsburg, IL, he was the son of William Owen and Eve H. (Barton) Bagby.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served on the USS Kankakee.  He worked in the shipping department  for Owens-IL Glass for 41 years before retiring in 1985.  He then worked as a driver for Smit's Flowers in Wood River.

He was a member of East Alton American Legion Post 794 and Wood River Masonic Lodge #1062.

Don married Betty Lee Downey on June 21, 1949 in East Alton.  She died May 7, 2014.

Surviving are a sister, Virginia (Ed) Heeren of Mission Viejo, CA; and much loved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, William "Buster" Bagby; and sisters, Dewel Sippel, Wanda Pyle, Doris Harlan and Betty Bagby.

Private services will be conducted with burial in Upper Alton Cemetery.

Marks Mortuary in Wood River in charge of arrangements.