Charles E. “Chuck” Bagley

December 16, 2020
Charles E Chuck Bagley
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Penn Yan- Charles E. “Chuck” Bagley, age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 16, 2020.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family; burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Chuck’s name can be made to Letourneau Christian Conference Center 4950 County Rd. 11, Rushville, NY 14544. Many years ago, Chuck’s dad helped build the tabernacle at the camp. Through the years it has provided a place for Chuck’s family to play, learn and work.

Chuck was born on December 4, 1934 to the late Arthur Ernest and Florence (McCombs) Bagley. He was a graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School. Chuck served in the Army and was stationed in Fort Hood, TX until he was sent to Germany. On the boat to Germany he was thrilled to meet Elvis Presley. After returning to the states he served 3 years in the Army Reserves at Fort Drum. He was a dairy farmer and then became a grape farmer for many years, working for Wilfred Kennedy and Valley View Farms. After retiring from farming, he worked as a carpenter and then spent several years in maintenance and grounds work at New Life Homes – Snell Farm. His riding lawnmower with two push mowers attached made an impressive wide cut of grass.
Chuck liked to garden and in his later years loved bicycling. He belonged to a Farmall club and loved his “red” tractors. He miraculously found an International tractor his father had sold years ago. He restored the tractor and displayed it in Penn Yan parades and festivals.
Chuck was a Christian and a dedicated prayer warrior. He and his wife were instrumental in starting the Penn Yan Bible Church and the Prattsburgh Bible Church. Chuck and his prayer partner Rawley Hayner spent many Tuesdays praying for the needs of their family, church and community. When people asked Chuck to pray for them, he would respond “well let’s do it right now”, and they would stop and pray. Chuck prayed for his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all by name daily. He prayed for their safety and their salvation. He loved his family and often told them how proud he was of them and their accomplishments. His family and many friends enjoyed his jokes and looked forward to his call on their birthday!
Chuck is survived by his wife, Connie of Canandaigua; his children, Louise (Scott) Kolz of Bath, Jeffery (Deanna) Bagley of Canandaigua, Jon (Kim) Bagley of Bloomfield, Timothy (Teri) Bagley of Corning and Thomas (Patricia “Trish”) Bagley of Penn Yan; grandchildren, Isaac Kolz of Columbus, OH, Chelsea (Jonathan) Boes of Northumberland, PA, Megan (Joshua) Close of Norman, OK, Ashley (Steve) Scharf of Brownwood, TX, Brianna Bagley of Midland, TX, Aubrey Bagley of Canandaigua, Sean Bagley of Canandaigua, Danielle and Holly Bagley of Bloomfield, Joshua (Liza) Rimlinger of Bethesda, MD, Ryan and Lindsay Bagley of Corning, Sarah (Zachariah) Wilhelm of Penn Yan, Rebekah and Laura Bagley of Penn Yan, USN Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Bagley, stationed in Guam and serving on the USS Oklahoma City submarine; great-grandchildren, Bravery and Jubilee Boes, Hayden Close, Colton and Quinn Scharf, Sailor Knight, and Benson Rimlinger; siblings, David (Linda) Bagley, Jean Bagley, Gary (Betty) Bagley, Jim (Mary Ann) Bagley, Betty Ferguson and Lorie Adam. Chuck was predeceased by his parents; brothers-in-law; Harry Ferguson and Milton Adam; and sister-in-law, Sue Bagley.

Chuck’s family would like to thank the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to Chuck, and especially during his final months when his family wasn’t able to be with him in person during the pandemic.

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