WATSON & SONS FUNERAL HOME
PO BOX 232/1554 SH 7 EAST
CENTER, TEXAS 75935
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.
Jamie Hagler and wife, Holly
Conda Hagler Adams
Jason Adams and wife, Virginia
Tristyn Crelia and husband, Philip
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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