William Howard Hagwood
January 28, 1941 – May 18, 2020
WILSON – William Howard Hagwood, 79, passed away on Monday. He was born in Wake County to the late Herman Cornelius Hagwood and Ola Bessie Davis Hagwood. He worked as a truck driver and was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He was dedicated to the 4H NC Horse Program, where he was lovingly known as “Grumpy.” Howard was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and friend. One of a kind, Howard was a strong-willed, kind-hearted man who always spoke his mind.
Funeral service, 11am Friday in the Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory with burial to follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. A livestream of the Chapel Service will be available for viewing via www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ellen Hunter Hagwood of the home; children, Anna Hagwood of Conover, Lillian Bell (Monzell) of Goldsboro, Lorie Merschat (Kurt) of Louisburg, Howard Hagwood, Jr. (Crystal) of Clayton, Connie Hagwood and Tillie Hagwood of the home; grandchildren, Ashton Bell, Braydon Bell, Heather Smith, Tyler Hagwood, Mathew Clifton and Jessica Earp and several great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hagwood will lie in state on Thursday from 12-4pm at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com