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1944 James 2021

James Garner Bagnal

August 2, 1944 — December 28, 2021

James (“Jim”) Garner Bagnal III, of Spartanburg - a loving husband, father, grandfather, mighty Tiger, and accomplished banker, passed away peacefully at his home on December 28th, surrounded by his loving family.  

Jim was born August 2, 1944, in Statesville, NC to James Garner Bagnal Jr. and Alice Baker Bagnal.  He graduated from Clemson University in 1967 and worked in banking his entire career. Jim was a family man and was very proud of his 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.  He loved Clemson, a place that united him to his family and friends. With deep patriotism, Jim served in the Army as a Captain, fighting in the Vietnam War.

Jim was a sports enthusiast, traveling with friends and family to away Clemson games, bowl games and championships. He grew up vacationing on the South Carolina shore and enjoyed traveling abroad.

He was a long-standing member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer, a member of the financial committee and managed the church basketball league. One of Jim’s proudest accomplishments was serving as a founding board member of the Spartanburg Children’s Advocacy Center. He was also treasurer of the American Cancer Society.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dianne Rash Bagnal; daughters, Jennifer Bagnal Horton (Greg) of Mount Pleasant, SC, Candace Bagnal Nettles (Neth) of Spartanburg, SC, and Allison Bagnal Cranford (Shaun) of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Anne Gregory Horton, Zella Horton, Sam Horton, Liam Nettles, Garner Nettles, Will Cranford, Hayes Cranford; sisters, Cinda Earle of St. Augustine, FL and Margaret Bagnal (Doug Neill) of Avondale, PA; sister in-law, Joyce Bagnal of Spartanburg; brother in-law, Mark Rash of Mooresville, NC; mother in-law, Lorene Rash of Mooresville, NC; and many nieces, nephews and cousins that he adored. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife’s father, brother Richard Bagnal of Spartanburg, SC and brother in-law, Ed Earle of St. Augustine, FL.  

A visitation will be held Monday, January 3rd, 2022 at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 10:00 am in Poston Hall. The service will be held immediately following in the sanctuary at 11:00 am. The family has asked that donations be made to the Spartanburg Children’s Advocacy Center, 100 Washington Place, Spartanburg, SC 29302 or St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1320 Fernwood Glendale Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307 in lieu of flowers.

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