William M. (Bill) Hagood, 85, died peacefully at his home in Del Mar, California , October 27, 2020, with his loving family by his side .
Bill was born April 10,1935 in Irving, Illinois. He was the oldest and only son of six children. He helped out on his family's small farm in Pana, Illinois, at a young age, learning 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 newspaper club. He attended Illinois College in Jacksonville , and from there joined the United States Marine Corp. He was stationed in Twentynine Palms, California, and earned the rank Corporal. As a Marine he received a marksmanship badge.
Bill was a successful business owner for more than 40 years . Countless stories have been told of Bill’s compassion in helping his employees, friends, and homeless, he was a proud supporter of Taste of the Nations, No Kid Goes Hungry. He was a well-known and respected business owner loved by many.
Bill was an avid golfer and 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 sons.
He was a loving son, brother, father, and grandfather. He was gracious, generous and caring. He was proud of his family and loved them deeply.
Bill's 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.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Oris and Vona (Matthews) Cook, step-father Carson Hagood, and his son William Brent Hagood.
He 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; his grandchildren, Codi Smith, Tyler Smith, Jeremy Smith, Tara (Morgan) Anders, Will Hagood, Harper Hagood, Brandon Hagood, Walker Hagood; his sisters: Barbara (Barry) Osborn, Melva (Bob) Smith Sharon (Keith, predeceased) Lockwood, Gloria (Ted) Mathewson, Linda Hagood and many loving nieces and nephews.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all that knew him.
Bill's request is to be cremated and interred with his son Brent Hagood's ashes by his daughter Cheryl Smith and remain with her.