James Earl Hagans


James Earl Hagans, age 72 Sunrise October 18, 1945 in Hazard, Kentucky and Sunset February 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

James attended Central High school. After high school he joined the workforce where he worked many jobs. He worked at Capital Drywall Supply for 20 years.
He retired to begin an entrepreneurial journey of owning and driving dump trucks. On the CB his handle was “Big Daddy”!! James later decided to join corporate again where he would work for 17 years at Forrest Trucking.

James Aka Earl, loved fishing, bowling, motorcycle’s, horses, grilling, frying fish, and gardening. He took pride in cutting his grass with his grandson James.
James Earl Aka “Honey” was a family man, protector and provider. He enjoyed spending time with his loving wife of 44 years traveling and going to the casinos. James Earl was a proud father of 6 children and 2 grandchildren. He loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Stanton Hagans and Sally and James Niece; sister, Sebretta Hagans and brother Willie Kidd. He leaves to cherish in his memory, wife Linellan Hagans; children, Maurice Hagans, James Hagans Jr., Frederick (Carletta) Hagans, Treva Hagans-Bajjou, Jason (Shantelle Barnett) Hagans and Makia “Mimi” (Stephen Jackson ) Hagan; brothers, Harry (Eve) Hagans, Napoleon (Deloris) Hagans, Robert (Cassandra) Niece, Mark Niece, Douglas (Melissa) Niece, and Raymond Adams; sister Lois Adams; former spouse, Shirley Hagans; grandchildren, Gerald Watkins, James Hall, Marquis Bassett and Brooklyn Bassett; special friend Oliver Lewis, and a host of nieces , nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

James was truly one of a kind. A man who was loved by many. James will be missed by all who had the pleasure of loving and knowing him.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00 noon Wednesday February 7, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Condolence Messages

  1. Sharon Combs-Wright

    Words can not express how sorry I am at the loss of my dear cousin. He will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies to Linellan and the family. I love you all.

  2. Spread your wings and fly my Angel, your life has touched us all. Your wings so very delicate, but your spirit conquers all. You gave us so much joy on earth but God now reclaims his prize. Spread your wings and fly my Angel, let your wings take to the skies. We will miss you dearly, but your transition is complete. You are now our Angel, back home you must retreat. Love you forever and Always!

  3. Uncle James Earl was the sweetest man. He was truly accepting, caring and friendly to those in his path, a real teddy bear. We will miss you. My condolences to you all.

  4. So sorry for your loss, extend my sympathy to your mom and your siblings. He will always be in your heart. Love you.

  5. Jeanette McDonald


  6. Maurice Sandifer

    I am absolutely sorry for your lost…God be with you and your family..

  7. Dear Linell,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family upon the passing of Earl.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
    I will always remember Earl fondly and have wonderful memories of many times spent with you all.

  8. Dear Hagens family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of James. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. (Please read) May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

  9. Master Thompson

    My condolence family, gód be with you in your time of sadness your cousin. Lloyd thompson my mother beulah A hagan thompson

  10. sorry for your lost Earl I when to school together here in Columbus,oh

  11. Deb Larkins Jackson

    Dear Linellan,
    We are sincerely sorry for your loss to you and your family.
    James Earl, your soulmate, has moved on…and we celebrate his life and love with your wonderful family .
    God bless you

    Deb and Cliff Jackson in Urbancrest

  12. Cousin Linellan,

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. James Earl had the sweetest spirit and always concerned for others. He would always come to visit my parents, his Uncle Sam and Aunt Maxine. I will miss you dear cousin. Rest in peace.

    Linette & Maxwel Combs

  13. Dear Linellan, Poe, and family – I was very saddened to hear of Earl’s passing. He was a wonderful person, co worker, and friend. We shared many great times together, wonderful, funny memories, and yes, a few hardships as well. He was my main man, and was always there when I needed him. May God rest his soul, and may he bring you and you family comfort during this sorrowful time, Linellan. Peace and love,
    Sincerely, Jon Tribbie ( Captol Drywall )

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