Walter Leon Bagby, 87, entered his Heavenly home on January 23, 2023 after a gallant battle with cancer.
Leon was born on January 5, 1936 in Marysville, Kansas, the son of Francis and Elsie (Osbourn) Bagby. Leon was a hard worker, family man, strong in his Christian faith, a lifelong learner and enjoyed many hobbies - woodworking being at the top of the list.
He married Cecelia May Hamilton on December 4, 1954 who preceded him in death. Leon's heartfelt care for his family and his family responsibilities were always in the forefront. He leaves behind a daughter, Dianna (Butch) Hollis of Gladstone, MO; two sons, Robert J. (Susan) Bagby of Kansas City, MO and L. Dale Bagby of Holt, MO; seven grandchildren, Tammy (Shawn) Hamilton, Katlynn Lett, Tom (Taryn) Bagby, Lisa (Donnie) Binggeli, Eli Bagby, Micah Bagby, Jonah Bagby; and seven great grandchildren. Leon also leaves a sister, Deloris M. (Bagby) Castilleja of Kearney, MO and brother, Robert D. (Maureen) Bagby of Tucson, AZ. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Darlene (Jerry) Bricker.
A Celebration of Life will begin at 2pm on Friday, January 27th at Tower View Baptist Church. Visitation will be at 1pm, one hour before the service. Internment will follow at Terrace Park Cemetery.