James Oscar Hagan, Jr. passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home in New Braunfels, Texas on January 19, 2018 at the age of 83. Born in Cuero, Texas on May 16, 1934 he was the only child of James and Ethel Lee Hagan, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Phyllis Bregnard Hagan of New Braunfels; children, Vickie Ross & husband, Gary of New Braunfels, Scott Hagan & wife, Cindy of Jones, Oklahoma and Sheri Palmer & husband, Patrick of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Hilary Ross, Zachary Hagan, Chandler Hagan and Kaitlyn Palmer; sister-in-law, Dee Blum and nephew, Greg Blum together with many other relatives & dear friends.
James had a 36 year civil service career working for the U. S. Air Force at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During his career he received a number of awards and citations for outstanding accomplishments including the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and Air Force Commendation Medal. He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge No. 1109, Grand Lodge of Texas, a member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry 32nd degree, Valley of San Antonio, Orient of Texas and a member of The Grand Chapter of Texas, Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 771. He and his wife Phyllis are long standing members of First Protestant Church in New Braunfels.
James was a kind, compassionate person with a witty personality who was an avid reader and took pride in his Texas heritage. He loved history and was always researching his ancestry. The family sincerely appreciates the love and support of Dr. Warren Albrecht and Rev. Daryl and Ardie Higgins.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels, Texas. A Celebration of James’ Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at First Protestant Church in New Braunfels with Pastor Chuck Huckaby officiating. A private family interment will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Protestant Church. Please sign the guestbook at www.doeppenschmidtfuneralhome.com