John Bernard Bagsby, Jr., 68, of Waterloo, IL, passed away in his home in Waterloo on January 15, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. He was born December 23, 1951, in E. St. Louis, IL. He was a 1969 graduate of Gibault Catholic High School and later attended Belleville Area College.
John was an avid fisherman and baseball fan. He spent many enjoyable hours with his son and friends on the lakes and rivers throughout the US, Canada and Gulf and watching his St. Louis Cardinals with his granddaughters. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone who knew him as a wonderful son, father, brother and friend. Always having a twinkle in his eye, John was our family's 'rock' and someone who we could always depend on.
He is survived by his daughter, Charity Bagsby Cotton (Dominique Cavalier); son Andrew Bagsby; granddaughters, Aniesa Bagsby (Jammal) Ricketts and Jaycee Cotton; sister Terry Chambers (Rob Prince); nephews, Tim Chambers (Buffie Jackson) and Dr. Deren (Dr. Liz) Bagsby; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins on the Bagsby and Ramage sides and too many life-long friends to even be counted, including David Lutman, Sr., Russell Lieb and Kenny Goodman.
He was preceded in death by his parents John B. and Imogene (nee Ramage) Bagsby; and sisters Janet Lee Bagsby and Pamela Jean Bagsby Meister.
Donations in memory of John may be made to Gibault Catholic High School - Waterloo, IL
10 AM to 12 PM Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo, IL