James Carroll Hagler

PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST
PHONE: 936-598-4331        FAX: 936-591-9944


James Carroll Hagler was born January 15, 1945 to James E. Hagler & Jean (Mimmy) Mills in Shelbyville in the Clever Creek Community. James was perfectly described as quiet, but had a larger-than-life personality & humor. A graduate of Center High School, and after discharge from the Army, he came home to Shelby County. He was a successful business man bringing many firsts to Shelby County. He was the owner and operator of James Hagler's Meat Market, Hagler's Handy Mart, Burger Mart, and Mini Mart in Center and the Dairy Cream and Hagler's Package Store in Shelbyville. He brought nightlife to Shelby County, owning and operating Southern Swing, Bandini's, Ye Olde Pub II, JJ's, and The Sundowner Club.


If you happen to have too much fun and found yourself in jail, he could bail you out, owning and operating B&B Bail Bonds and H&H Bail Bonds. He often said, if he can't get you out, he'd get in there with you. During his lifetime, he owned various other businesses, including a car lot, an antique store, and was a cattle rancher . He was one-of-a-kind and had a heart of gold. He loved his family and friends fiercely. 


A private graveside service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Adams Cemetery at 2PM. 


Survivors include:
Donna Jones

Jamie Hagler and wife, Holly
Conda Hagler Adams
Jason Adams and wife, Virginia

Tristyn Crelia and husband, Philip
Casey Adams
Denver Kalenevitch
Chris Vesey
Marshall Adams
Garrett Adams
Heaven Adams

Saylor Crelia
Sutton Crelia
Caiden Adams
Journey Adams

Brothers: Donnie Hagler & Ronnie Hagler

A host of other family & friends


Preceded in Death by:

Parents James E. (Flip) Hagler and Jean Mills; wife, Sharron Hagler;  grandson, James Chance Hagler


Pallbearers: Philip Crelia, Porter Hagler, James Raymond, Lenny Dupris, Karl Kight, Josiah Faulkenberry


In lieu of flowers, donations to Adams Cemetery Fund (C/O Jamie Hagler 258 County Road 2001 Center, TX 75935) are greatly appreciated.


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