James Elliott Fagan

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

James Elliott Fagan, 87, of Eagleville, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Eagleville.

Mr. Fagan was born in Marshall County and was a son of the late Owen Elliott and Mamie Lou Dean Fagan. He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army during the European Campaign. Mr. Fagan was a former manufacturing methods engineer for Litton Industries in Maryland. After moving back to Tennessee, he followed his passion as a cattle and tobacco farmer. Mr. Fagan was a member of the Eagleville Lions Club and was the former song leader at Eagleville Church of Christ, where he was a member.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Fagan, and a sister, Dorothy Dean Cunningham.

Mr. Fagan is survived by his wife of 67 years, Norma Jean Fagan of Eagleville; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Larry Witte of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren, Laura (Jerry) Buchanan of Franklin and Lisa (Gerard) Masse of Lexington, Ky.; and four great-grandsons, Justin, Joshua, Jason and Gavin.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 22, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Charles Mullins and Jim Lawyer officiating. Burial followed in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements (www.lawrencefuneral.net).