Stanley "Stan" Edward Bagby
Stanley “Stan” Edward Bagby passed away on May 14, 2023 at the age of 73, in Jacksonville, Florida. A recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer proved to be very advanced and swift. He was surrounded by his daughters and friends who will continue to honor his legacy by creating grandiose ways to share love.
Born in Stillwater, Oklahoma with most of his childhood spent in Blackwell, Oklahoma, Stan was a passionate Oklahoma University fan (Boomer Sooner!) and had a love for sports, especially football and golf. Stan spent most of his career in sales, making many friends along the way. His most recent position of Director of Special Projects at Airstream Ventures afforded him a tight knit work family who will miss him greatly. For the past 10 years, Stan was a vital part of Jacksonville’s Taxslayer Gator Bowl Committee. Stan LOVED the Gator Bowl and wore his Green Jacket with tremendous pride. He epitomized a servant’s mindset and through his years built some of his closest relationships through the Gator Bowl Membership and the SEC Hospitality Suite at the Marriott Sawgrass. Stan was often the “behind the scenes” life of the party and his bartending skills will be missed.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents William Edward Bagby and Elizabeth Ellen Fyffe Bagby, as well as three childhood friends, Peter, Court, and Sam. He is survived by his two daughters with former wife Mary Edna Bagby: Jennifer Marie Mulherin of Charlotte, North Carolina and Elizabeth Ann Whitehill and husband Josh of Fort Mill, South Carolina. He is also survived by a son, Jeffery Bagby of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Stan was a proud Grandad to Chloe Whitehill (15), Harrison Whitehill (13), and Spencer Whitehill (10). Along with his Airstream Ventures family, Stan leaves a large network of great friends who feel a great loss.
Stan will be honored at a future Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Stan’s honor to High School 9:12, an initiative designed to help the youth throughout Jacksonville and the First Coast by creating change in the community. Stan was most proud of his involvement with this program and the work they do.
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