On October 3, 2013, Gary Lee Nagel left this life to be with his Heavenly Father and loved ones who have passed on before him. He was born December 12, 1938, in Kirksville, MO, the only child of Noble E. and Cleo Browning Nagel. After living for a few years in Los Angeles and St. Louis, he grew up in Shelbina, MO, where he graduated from high school in 1956. There he was active in band, choir, baseball, basketball, football, track and Boy Scouts. After graduation he attended University of Missouri, Columbia.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp.
He is preceded in death by both parents and maternal grandparents Robert and Susie Browning and paternal grandparents Charles and Effie Nagel.
He is survived by his wife Mary Ann, and three children from a previous marriage to Mary Charlotte Magruder Nagel. The children are Connie Christine Nagel of O’Fallon, MO; Gary Douglas Nagel and wife Denise of O’Fallon, MO and Rodney Alan Nagel and wife Paula of Columbia, MO; twelve grandchildren, Cammille Nixon, Chara Nixon, Craila Nixon, Nikolas Nagel, Alex Nagel, Jackson Nagel, Kelan Nagel, Jaidan Nagel, Kevin McKee, Kaitlin McKee, Sheridan Nagel and Ashtan Nagel and one great-grandchild, Aaliyah Gleason.
He was employed by Pepsi-Cola of Columbia, MO for five years, MoorMan Mfg of Quincy, IL for twelve years and Gardner Denver of Quincy, IL for 26 years where he retired on August 31, 2005 as Corporate Manager of Communications and Office Systems.
After retirement he worked part-time as a Starter at Old Kinderhook Golf Course in Camdenton. He also obtained his real estate agent’s license and was affiliated with Century 21 Land and Shores in Camdenton.
He accepted Jesus Christ’s gift of salvation at age eleven at Shelbina Christian Church.
He lived in Quincy, IL from 1967 to 2005 and was a member of, or active in United Way, Quincy YMCA, Columbia and Quincy Jaycees, Quincy Exchange Club, Quincy Junior Achievement Program, Quincy United Athletic Club and for many years played a very active role in various activities pertaining to the Quincy Public Schools including seven years announcing Blue Devil football games with the late Bob Kanoy.
He loved life, Jesus Christ, family, friends and football, and firmly believed that his relationship with God, his family and close friends were his greatest earthly treasures. He dearly loved his three children.
Funeral services will be held at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, MO, on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 2:00 pm with burial to follow in Shelbina Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home in Shelbina from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be mailed to the Nagel Family, c/o Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home, PO Box 516, Shelbina, MO 63468, for a cause to be determined by the family at a later date.
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