OBITUARY

James Morris Bagby

November 12, 1938April 18, 2013

James Morris Bagby, born November 12, 1938 in Richmond, Va., and passed away April 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sara Shelton Bagby and Everett Conway Bagby. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Ann Quarles Bagby; three children, Sara Bagby Farmer (James), Ann Bagby Pettersen (Lars), and Richard Morris Bagby; and five grandchildren, Katherine Brooke Pettersen, Samuel Richard Farmer, Jonas Kristian Pettersen, Caroline Hardwick Farmer, and Collin Lewis Robert Farmer. With deep roots in Louisa and Hanover Counties, James lived most of his adult life in Richmond. He received his B.A. degree in History and Political Science from the University of Richmond, M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia, and Ph.D. in Educational Research and Development from The Ohio State University. His career was devoted to education including roles as: History and Mathematics teacher (Virginia Public Schools), Program Evaluator-Ohio Department of Education; Mathematics Supervisor and Assessment Specialist-Chesterfield/Hanover County Schools; Mathematics and Statistics adjunct professor-The Ohio State University and Virginia Commonwealth University; and Mathematics Specialist-the Virginia Department of Education. In support of his commitment to education, James was a member of the Virginia (Past President) and National Councils of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (Past President). Outside of education, James had profound interests in genealogical research and history and was an active member of the Virginia Genealogical Society, Friends of the Virginia State Archives, Louisa County Historical Society, Virginia Historical Society, and the Jamestown Society (Past Governor). James was also an elder and active member of Seventh Street Christian Church (DOC). His quiet presence, dry humor, sense of decorum, professionalism, and true devotion to family and friends will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., on Sunday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at Seventh Street Christian Church (DOC), 4101 Grove Avenue, Richmond, on Monday, April 22 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to an organization of choice.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, April 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 22, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Susan Godman Rager

May 13, 2014

Dr. Bagby was a dedicated member of the Jamestowne Society leadership for many years. His presence has been greatly missed, and his contributions of time and effort will continue to have positive impacts for years to come. Sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

Carolyn Farmer

May 6, 2013

To the Bagby Family,
I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Bagby at the Jamestowne Society Council in 1999 and found him to be a dedicated member of the Society. He was greatly admired by his peers. I send my sincere condolences to the family.
Respectfully,
Carolyn Kendrick Farmer
Jamestowne Society
Councilor and Past Historian

DeEtte Nesbitt

May 6, 2013

To the Bagby Family,
I convey my heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Dr. Bagby was a long time friend and support of me in the Jamestowne Society. I wish to share a treasured memory with you and that is: In April 1992, I literally was walking in my house after spending a week in Charleston, S. C., when my late husband told me I had a long distant phone call from Richmond, VA. At that time, I did not know Dr. Bagby and could not believe my ears when he asked me would I serve on the National Council of the Jamestowne Society as a vacancy had come open and he had conferred with the Nominating Committee about me. Now, when I look back 21 years later, it is all so surreal. I might add this was a dream come true and literally changed my life for the better.
Respectfully,
DeEtte DuPree Nesbitt
Jamestowne Society
Governor 1998-2000

Ryan Winborne

April 25, 2013

My Heart goes out to you all.. I'm very sorry for your loss, and praying for ya'll...

Rick Sayre

April 23, 2013

Mary Ann and family – I knew James through VGS. He was fine gentlemen and colleague in the genealogy community. He will be missed. You have my deepest sympathy

April 23, 2013

I'm so sorry for his family's loss. I only knew him a short time through the Virginia Genealogical Society and he was always kind and generous to us.
Barbara Dickinson, Winchester, VA

Jimmy Perkins

April 22, 2013

Bagby Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless and keep you in his love.

Steve F. (SCIAVA)

April 22, 2013

Richard,

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Erin Ryan

April 22, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of James Morris' passing. My mother (Janice Abercrombie) always spoke so highly of him and he had so many kind words about her for me when she passed away. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. May peace be with you.

Warmest regards,

Erin Ryan

David Black

April 22, 2013

Dear family, from Melinda and me, accept our deepest sympathies. What a grand man, and gentleman.