Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory

300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC


Douglas W. Bagley

August 27, 1958February 15, 2020

Douglas W. Bagley passed away peacefully at home after a courageous 33 month battle with a rare form of brain cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fae Peoples Gaines and Wallace Hill Bagley, Jr.

Douglas, an Elizabeth City native, graduated from Albemarle Academy and Elon University. He loved the Albemarle region and his youth spent at Pine Lakes Country Club, the shores of the Pasquotank River, and the Outer Banks.

Douglas spent his career in the banking industry, which brought him to Raleigh over 20 years ago; his last work years were with RBC Bank. While a banker by trade, he was a writer at heart and spent countless hours in his study writing fiction. Douglas was an avid reader, lover of literature and books and supporter of the arts; especially music and theater. He was always ready for an adventure and lived life to the fullest. Douglas was a lifelong supporter of UNC athletics.

Douglas is survived by his wife of 30 years, Julie Hinnant Bagley; sisters Wendy Goatley (Steve) of Galax, Virginia and Betsy de los Santos of Apple Valley, CA. He is also survived by his nephew Will Moss; nieces Alison Harrell (Jared), Molly Preciado (Juan) and McKenna Garcia; and great-nephew Harris Harrell.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 29th at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 East Edenton Street, Raleigh. The family will receive friends following the service at a reception in the Christ Church Commons.

His ashes will be scattered at a later date in the waters of eastern North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710; Burning Coal Theater, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604; or to Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh, NC.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh.


  • Memorial Service with a Reception to Follow Saturday, February 29, 2020


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Bob Ballance

March 2, 2020

I was so very sorry to hear about Douglas. We’re were friends during elementary grades at Albemarle Academy before I returned to public school as a teenager. After that, I lost track of everyone at Albemarle unfortunately. During recess and lunch times, Doug and I had lots of chats. He was very smart. He was always inventing something new on paper at his desk he wanted to explain to me about how it would work. He was soft spoken and very kind hearted as a elementary classmate, and I always appreciated that about him. I lived in Raleigh for a long while some years ago. So sorry I wasn’t aware he was living there. We could’ve reconnected. God’s peace to all of you in this time of loss. Bob Ballance.

Jan McKelvey

February 28, 2020

So sorry for the loss of this courageous individual. While I did not know Bagley, his bravery and fight for life was reflected in his sister-in-law, Sherry. Sherry spoke of his resilience, and love of family.

Laura Sanders

February 26, 2020

To Julie:
Anna and Catherine and I decided that the lovely picture of you and Bagley, perfectly depicted your 30 years of love and life, together.

Laura Sanders

February 26, 2020


Kent Ferrell

February 23, 2020

To Betsy and Wendy,
I will miss Doug, and have many good memories of our times at Albemarle Academy and after when we were all starting our life adventures in different directions. I was hoping to reconnect with Doug as retirement approached but waited to long, he has left way to early. An old friend from my youth is gone and can never be replaced. But, I am looking forward to the day when we can all rejoice together in a better place.

Lynn Barclift Eure

February 23, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Miss Fae, Doug, Betsy and Wendy along with my mom, Miss Susie. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynn

Georgine Armstrong

February 20, 2020

Know Miss Ethel greeted him with open arms. She was so proud of her grandchildren.

Jill Lawrence

February 20, 2020

Julie, I have spoken to you and you know how I feel for you and Worth.

I met him many years ago at First Union, then wachovia/Wells Fargo and finally RBC Bank. What always impressed me was his tremendous knowledge. He was one of a kind.

Worth used to roll his chair back to my desk at work and he told me stories of his past. Some work, but most were of his growing up and later adventures.

He always made me laugh. I have missed his stories this past year. I believe the last one was when you all went to pick up Earl and he sent me a photo of Earl.

My consolation in all this is knowing I will see my good friend again one day.



Connie Bridges

February 20, 2020

My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you during this time. I have been where you are and know the depth of your sorrow. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I commend you to the Lord who knoweth all things. Be encouraged and know that Bagley will forever be in your heart.

Wendy Goatley

February 19, 2020

My brother, my true friend and hero will forever live in my heart ...