Howard Nelson Hagan

May 2, 1943April 3, 2013

Howard Nelson Hagan was born on May 2, 1943, in Louisville, KY and went to be with the Lord on April 3, 2013, in Pasadena, TX. He proudly served in the Unites States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1964-1968. Howard was employed by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office as a Toxicologist from 1972-1974, a Chemist for Phillips 66 from 1974-1989 and retired from Pasadena Refining System, Inc. as a Chemist from 1989-2008. He enjoyed golfing which he shot a Double Eagle at Battleground Golf Course; won 2 gold medals in basketball at the Texas Senior Olympics; enjoyed reading; listening to Elvis Presley; and most importantly being “Pe Paw” to his grandchildren. Howard is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Frances Hagan; father-in-law, Lloyd Kirksey; sister, Mary Hall; and brothers, Bobby, Joe and Jim Hagan. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Paula Kirksey Hagan; sons, Kirk Hagan and wife Lindsay of Deer Park, TX and Craig Hagan and wife Victoria of Perth, Australia; daughter, Kacey Cliburn and husband Chad of Yukon, OK; grandchildren, Sean Hagan, Ethan Cook, Samantha Hagan, Carter Hagan, Miles Hagan, Grant Cliburn and Lauren Hagan; mother-in-law, Mildred Kirksey of La Porte, TX; sisters, Irene Raley and Lucille Campbell of Louisville, KY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Bettie Tolar of Pasadena, TX, Jeanine Medley of Pasadena, TX, Greg and Pam Bonneau of Belton, TX and Mark and Dianne Piller of The Colony, TX and numerous loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Grand View Funeral Home. Services will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Grand View Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park. Online memorial tributes may be placed at


  • Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2013

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Joan Walker Propp

April 15, 2013

Paula, Craig and Family,

I just read this and I am sorry hear this. I enjoyed seeing both of you supporting the kids at Rayburn. I know your memories will help you in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donald and Marilyn Diamond

April 11, 2013

Paula and family, So sorry to hear about Howard. Many memories of Howard and kids when we lived down the street on Heron. I know you will miss him so much. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Janet Baker

April 6, 2013

My Prayers and love go out to you and your precious family. I looked at the slide show of your family and saw such love!God Bless you and Keep You in His Arms.

Janet McKee Baker

April 6, 2013

I offer this tribute to my loving Howard. He has owned a great portion of my heart since the day of his birth and will until my forever more on this earth is finished.He will live on in the membories I will share with those who love him,and even who never had the true honor of meeting him.It is a joyful thought that he is now with the other loved ones of the broken circle here below.
But,I will miss him so!
Your "Big Sister",Lu

Nancy & Elias

April 6, 2013

We're very sorry for your loss. Your pictures illustrate a happy man with a beautiful family. Our hearts are with you; God Bless you guys.

Bryan & Pat Perkins

April 6, 2013

May God be with you and your family during this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Bobbie Thompson

April 6, 2013

I am very saddened to learn of Howard's passing. My prayers are with you, Paula and the family.

Mike & Pam Thorn

April 5, 2013

We were very saddened to hear of Howard's passing. We enjoyed dancing with you both at Strawberry Squares. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Llon & Lori Clendenen

April 5, 2013

You are in our thoughts and prayers...we love you guys.

Rick Hall

April 5, 2013

Born a Kentuckian and lived as a true texan. I never forget my vist way back in 1972. It was one of my all time favorite. Growing up a teenager in thec60's it was great to have a uncle that did things with grace and dignity. I will always hold uncle Howard and Aunt Paula close to my heart.