James Wray Hagerman, 89, of Shell Knob, passed away on Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, at his home. He was born on Aug. 24, 1923, to Wray and Helen (Dyette) Hagerman in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the second genera- tion carpenter following in the footsteps of his dad. On March 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in the Philippines and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. On Sept. 11, 1946, he was united in marriage to his wife of 66 years, Maxine Philibert, in Wading River, N.Y. They moved to Shell Knob in 1989 after their re- tirement.
Survivors include: his wife, Maxine; four sons, Stewart Hagerman, of Shell Knob, Randy Hagerman, of Long Island, N.Y., and Ron and Jimmie, both of Marco Island, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Entz, of Neosho, and Helen Hagerman, of Shell Knob; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchil- dren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services were
held today (Wednesday) at the First Baptist Church, Shell Knob, with Pastor Bob Gaddis officiating. Burial followed at the Painter Cemetery.