Johnie Cleburn "Chip" Hagler
August 1, 1967 – April 22, 2018
Johnie C. "Chip" Hagler II, our beloved father passed away of natural causes on April 22, 2018 at the age of 50. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Alpine Church of Christ on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. His family and friends are now left with beautiful memories of his love, his giving heart and his infectious sense of humor.
Chip was born in Longview, TX on August 1, 1967 to Johnie Hagler and LaJuanna Dell King Hagler. He was a 1985 graduate of Longview High School and later attended Stephen F. Austin University. He was a devoted father and grandfather. Chip was a people person and loved spending time with others. His greatest passion in life besides his family was helping others through recovery and spent most of his adult life doing just that. Chip had a very busy work schedule, but he always considered it a joy that he was able to work with Dee and his sons and therefore spend work time and leisure time with his favorite people.
Chip was preceded in death by his father, Johnie C Hagler. He is survived by his mother, LaJuanna Hagler; his sons, Mitchell Hagler, Mason Hagler and wife Allison, and McClain Hagler; his grandchildren, Gabriel Hagler and Claire Hagler; and his loving partner, Dee Raesner and her daughters, Elizabeth and Lindsey.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Hwy 80 Missions or House of Disciples Life Recovery Center.
- Celebration of Life Memorial Service Friday, April 27, 2018
Johnie Cleburn "Chip" Hagler
April 27, 2018
Dear Mrs. Hagler, Dee, Mason, Mitchell and McClain & Family,
It was such a heavy heart that I am writing our deepest condolences to you. I worked with Chip at D&S/Aspen Residential Services Group Homes for many years in the 90's and remained very good friends with him to this day. In fact, we just spoke on my birthday in February. I was extremely shocked to hear of his passing this evening when a friend let me know this news. I wanted to share some stories about Chip with you which I hope will comfort you during this time. Chip was so PROUD of his 3M's!! He bragged about you boys from the moment you were born. You of course will not remember this but when you were little guys living in Longview, we used to come play cards with your parents on the weekends, you three were the cutest things ever. You loved to rough house and good around- but the biggest kid of all was your DADDY! He loved playing with you! And I don't think he ever quit! Some of his best stories and proud moments involved you. When I worked with Chip, I would always crack up when he would decide that he could "take on a new project" he was the king of a new vision! I LOVED that about Chip. He had passion for life. He encouraged me so many times throughout my life that if you can envision something you can then ACCOMPLISH something. He was so true to his believes. He was REAL. He loved God. He has left you a powerful legacy. Because he was the type of man, who took the ups and the downs that happen in the course of a lifetime, he laid them all at the foot of the cross and he said, "okay God- here they are, I will use them to do anything you want me to do with them?" And boy did he ever! I lost my Dad also when I was 21 yrs old unexpectedly so I know the pain that you boys are facing, I pray that God will bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. I hope you also know how very loved you are. I also hope you will remember that one day we will have forever to be together in heaven.
April 26, 2018
My prayers are with you and your family, LaJuanna. I have good memories of Chip as he and my son, Rick spent a lot of time together in the youth group at Alpine church.
April 25, 2018
You were the one who brought reason to what decisions I made. That phone call or text everyday will be missed as much as you singing Angie. Lots of good memories and the bittersweet thoughts that I'll see you again. Fly high sweet friend. You are dearly missed