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Dean Alan Bagby

October 16, 1957October 5, 2020
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Dean Alan Bagby, 62, passed away on October 5, 2020. He was born in Lynchburg and raised in Norfolk, Virginia; he was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. Dean was an associate with Food Lion for more than 37 years. He was a very kind, caring, generous and most humane person. He always went out of his way to help others and always left a positive lasting impression on everyone he met. Dean was devoted to his family; they meant everything to him. He was predeceased by his Mother, Virginia Lee Chewning.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Robin Elaine Bagby; father, Eugene C. Bagby; daughter, Jennifer Ann McDonald; two brothers, Dwayne and Dennis Bagby; sister, Shauna Bagby Briley; loving pet and “grandpuppy”, Callie Mae; several nieces, nephews and extended family as well as a host of many loving friends.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, with a funeral service beginning at 12:00 Noon, on Monday, October 12, 2020, at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Food Bank of South Hampton Roads. You may offer condolences at www.woodlawnnorfolk.com

  • FAMILY

  • Robin Elaine Bagby, Loving wife of 40 years
  • Jennifer Ann McDonald, Daughter
  • Eugene C. Bagby, Father
  • Virginia Lee Chewning, Mother (deceased)
  • Dwayne Bagby, Brother
  • Dennis Bagby, Brother
  • Shauna Bagby Briley, Sister
  • Callie Mae, “Grandpuppy”
  • Dean is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family as well as a host of many loving friends.

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    Monday, October 12, 2020

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    Monday, October 12, 2020

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Dennis Bagby

October 25, 2020

I want to take a second to say Thank You All for taking the time to reflect on how Dean touched your lives. We ( as a family ) knew he was all of those things, but its really a great feeling in our hearts to hear you people tell your stories. He loved people and loved to talk about anything that ANYONE needed or wanted to talk about. I miss him sooooo much and I will forever, but ill see him again and we can hang out with family and friends that have gone on before me. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and may God Blees you all.

Piper Tolson

October 12, 2020

I had the pleasure of knowing Dean about 20 yrs through Food Lion and working w him.
Its been such a pleasure to have been able to work w him. H e was a very kind man and will be greatly missed.... Rest easy ❤

Lori McGuffin

October 12, 2020

It breaks my heart that Mr. Dean was taken from his family so suddenly and so soon. Although we all must die, it doesn't seem fair that those who loved him should have to say goodbye so quickly and with no warning. My only comfort is that my finite mind cannot even begin to comprehend God's plan and that He is good all the time. He knows what we don't. And although my heart aches for the Bagby family, I know He knows what He is doing, and I know that Mr. Dean is safe in His arms.

Dean and Robin were my "Virginia Parents" during an extremely formative and turbulent time in my life. When Jen and I would be up to no good yet again, he would shake his head in mock surrender and say, "You girls." I loved all the birthday dinners at the Mexican restaurant to which I would tag along, even though I would joke about picking somewhere else to eat for once! I loved talking about my Jaguars with Mr. Dean, because even though he was a Miami fan, he was the only other person in Virginia who would pay attention to them, and I know he did that just for me. I am forever grateful for the Bagbys kindness and grace to me during those years in which I wasn't at my best.

He was the most supportive and loving father, husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend, and he was just as kind to strangers as to those he loved. He will truly be forever loved and missed, but his legacy will live on by those whose lives he touched.

Wendy Blake

October 12, 2020

Big Dean was one of the most kindest, coolest guys I know. Anywhere we went, somebody knew him and would not just wave and move on, but would have to stop and chat. That genuine friendship small conversation when you bump into somebody you truly enjoy speaking with. He had this affect with so many people because that is just who he was and what he brought out in people around him. He was so dedicated to his family and his work. A truly awesome guy that is just so rare in the world today. I will miss my Big Dean, but I know he is relaxing and watching over his loved ones now. We will all keep strong Dean and will keep you in our hearts and memories. I only wish you were here for my Robin and Jen, but I will hold theirs hands and give them as many fluffy hugs as they need until we can all be together again.

Christina Hartwig

October 11, 2020

Ive heard so many great stories about my Uncle Dean this week. How he was an idol to his brother, an actual real life hero several times, a savior, a friend or like a brother to so many people, a hard worker, caring, nice, kind, selfless & genuine. All of those things are true. Dean was the strength & soul of our family. To me, he was a father figure & a great role model. When I was a child growing up in really unfortunate circumstances, Dean would call me and tell me I was strong, smart, brave, a great big sister, and a helpful daughter. He would ask me about school and praise me for doing so well. He would point out not just anyone could go through what I was going through and still do so well in school. He would tell me he loved me and to call him anytime for anything. As I got older we still kept in touch regularly. I became a Mom and he was proud of how well I raised my boys. Dean and I talked about his upcoming retirement. We talked about how he might take up some hobbies and travel more. I am so sad he wont get to do that. In our most recent conversation I told him how much he meant to me. Not just now, not just because he was my uncle but because of his guiding hand on my shoulder as a child, for believing in me and building me up. I didn't see it back then but I felt it. I am so glad I made sure he knew that. I am grateful to have had him in my life, I will cherish our memories and strive to be more like him.

Love Always & Forever,

Chrissy

Rachel Cornette

October 11, 2020

I will never forget picking up Charlie and he would be in the back of Deans “Monster Truck” laughing and smiling. I will always remember that.

Love,

Tim, Rachel and Charlie

Viki Jackson

October 11, 2020

To the Bagby family. . My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Dean was one of the nicest, kindest people I know. We shared so many stories in that dairy department over the years. Stories of family and raising kids ..Sometimes you could notice people just hanging around waiting for their chance to chat with him. I hope you find some comfort in knowing how much he touched so many people's lives. He was truly one of the good ones. Rest in peace my friend

Callie Bagby

October 11, 2020

To my sweet Pappy:

Thank you for being the best to me. I could always count on you to look after me!!! Whether it was feeding me, taking me me walkies, putting me outside to slay the trash truckies, or on a ride to look for tow truckies. Me and Grammy, and momma will still go to Cookout whenever we can. I love you and I thank you for the best life!!! ❤️
Love, Callie Mae 🐶

Marlene Marsh

October 11, 2020

I’ve known Dean for over 20 years and had the pleasure of working with him at 206. Dean is the most kindest and genuine person I think I’ll ever meet. I think he knew most of his customers by name! Thanks for being my friend! Rest Easy my Friend.

Robin Bagby

October 11, 2020

To my sweetie:

Thank you very very very much for the most beautiful 44 years I could have ever asked for. I am so grateful to you for giving us our beautiful daughter. She is the best gift we could have ever received. I will always treasure our fun times and amazing memories. You were my best friend, and I will never forget our constant laughs while watching our daily soap operas. I will comfort myself with these memories each and every day for the rest of my life. I will continue to do my best (in your memory) to take care of Callie and Jennifer, just like you always did! I will always love you and see you in my dreams forever. I will see to it that you are never forgotten and that we carry on your legacy. I miss you so much! Rest in peace, my Sweetie! ❤️🦋 -Your Loving Wife Robbie

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Biography

Dean Alan Bagby, 62, passed away on October 5, 2020. He was born in Lynchburg and raised in Norfolk, Virginia; he was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. Dean was an associate with Food Lion for more than 37 years. He was a very kind, caring, generous and most humane person. He always went out of his way to help others and always left a positive lasting impression on everyone he met. Dean was devoted to his family; they meant everything to him. He was predeceased by his Mother, Virginia Lee Chewning.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Robin Elaine Bagby; father, Eugene C. Bagby; daughter, Jennifer Ann McDonald; two brothers, Dwayne and Dennis Bagby; sister, Shauna Bagby Briley; loving pet and “grandpuppy”, Callie Mae; several nieces, nephews and extended family as well as a host of many loving friends.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, with a funeral service beginning at 12:00 Noon, on Monday, October 12, 2020, at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Food Bank of South Hampton Roads. You may offer condolences at www.woodlawnnorfolk.com

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