Dr. Roland Bagby
- April 2, 2012
of Roland's Passing
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“We both knew Roland while we were all teaching in the Zoology Department
(now BCMB Dept) at the University of Tennessee/Knoxville.
Roland taught...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: C. Alex Shivers and Patricia Coulson Shivers - TN
“Roland was a good friend when we were in Junior and Senior High School. He loved biology and I'd go along with him on snake hunts. He was a great guy...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Wayne Pearson - Texas City, TX
“Gloria and Family,
I graduated with Roland from TCHS in 1955 and remember him so well. He was a fine classmate and I see he also excelled as an...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Betty McAninch Wilson - TX
“It was good for a lot of years, and I'll always be grateful for the time we spent growing up together and the times we reconnected as adults. But it...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Richard Bagby - Las Cruces, NM
“You were always a good big brother and I will miss you deeply until we meet again.
5 of 6 | Posted by: Sam Bagby - Castro Valley, CA
“Wishing you strength for today and comfort in the days ahead, knowing how much your loved one meant to so many.
6 of 6 | Posted by: Mia Knighton
Bagby, Dr. Roland, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, - age 74, died Monday, April 2, 2012, of natural causes. He leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Gloria Bagby; two daughters, Melanie Kidder and Laura Peck; two brothers, Richard and Samuel Bagby; four grandchildren; a nephew; and four nieces. He was an active member for many years at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and served several years as an elder. He loved to play the guitar and sing, often singing for his students as part of his physiology course. He was distinguished in his study of smooth muscle, being the first to isolate a single cell of that tissue, and had a passionate interest in the area of laser holography. He was a devoted and faithful husband, a loyal big brother, a loving and gentle father, and enjoyed his grandchildren immensely. The family would like to thank Brakebill Nursing Home for taking such good care of him and Dr. Monica Crane for her deeply compassionate care of him and the family during his illness. Finally, we give thanks to our Lord Jesus whom he loved dearly and into whose care we now commit him. Memorial service 7:00 pm Thursday at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with Rev. Clay Harrington officiating. Family and friends will then gather on Friday at 9:45 am at Woodlawn Cemetery for a 10:00 am interment service. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com