Joe Roger Hagan

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Joe Roger Hagan, 69, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Monday, April 13, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospice House, in Kansas City, Mo. He was born June 24, 1945, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of Barnie Joe and Darlene (Turner) Hagan. On July 6, 1969, he was united in marriage to Emma (Miller) Hagan in Tacoma Park, Md., and she survives of the home.

Joe was raised in Collegedale, Tenn., where he graduated from Collegedale Academy High School in 1964. He then received his bachelor's degree in Theology from Columbia Union College in 1972, and later earned his master's degree in Church Leadership from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., in 1973. He served as pastor in the Washington, D.C., area, as well as Hopewell, Va., Buena Vista, Va.; Parkersburg, W.Va., Worcester and Northboro, Mass., New Bedford, Mass., Fall River, Mass., Culpeper, Va.; Orange, Va.; Mt. Grove, West Plains, and Willow Springs, Mo., and San Marcos, New Braunfels, Nacogdoches and Hemphill, Texas, before retiring in 2005. He came to Nevada in 2013 so that he and Emma could be near their children and grandchildren. Following retirement he spent many hours in an effort to contribute to the spiritual wellbeing of others and encouraging others in their spiritual walk.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Emma, include one son, Abel Joseph Hagan and wife, Tammie, of Nevada; one daughter, Paula Dawn Hagan, also of Nevada; four grandchildren, Rachael, Sarah, Hannah, and Abel Joseph, II (A.J.); two brothers, Jerry Hagan and his wife, Peggy, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and John Hagan and his wife, Virginia, of Ooltewah, Tenn.; and uncle, James Turner of Hendersonville, N.C.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by both parents.

Funeral services for Joe Roger Hagan are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, April 20, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, in Nevada, with Pastor Abel Hagan officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 19, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will be in Newton Burial Park, in Nevada.

In lieu of memorial contributions, it would be Joe's wish to encourage others to do something every day to encourage others in their journey to find Heaven.

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