Tracey Lynn Bagwell

F, b. 3 September 1964, d. 5 June 2001
     Tracey Lynn Bagwell was born on 3 September 1964. She was the daughter of Dr. William E. Bagwell Jr., DDS and Rose Marie (?) Tracey Lynn Bagwell died on 5 June 2001 in Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida, at age 36
Legacy of murdered DCF worker Tracey Bagwell lives on

by Britt Kennerly, FLORIDA TODAY, September 4, 2014.

Rather than dwell on the horrible way Tracey Bagwell died, family and friends honor how she lived. The 12th Annual Tracey Bagwell Caribbean Island Party benefits the Children's Home Society of Florida's transitional living program for girls.

Rose Marie Bagwell and Chanel Bagwell Martin shared a quiet evening and carrot cake — Tracey's favorite — with Tracey's grandchildren, two little girls she never met.
Thirteen years after Tracey's murder at the hands of a co-worker at the Florida Department of Children and Families, her birthday, Sept. 3, is "a bummer of a day," said Bagwell, Tracey's mom and a Cocoa resident.
"We really keep it low-key."
Rather than dwell on the horrible way Tracey died, however, family and friends honor how she lived.
So the "party" is this Saturday, at the Radisson Resort at the Port. That's when the 12th Annual Tracey Bagwell Caribbean Island Party kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Children's Home Society of Florida's transitional living program for girls 12 to 17.
The fundraiser comforts Tracey's family, with the knowledge that Tracey's desire to see young women succeed lives on. Donations help girls who might need assistance, as they get started in adult life, with first and last month's rent, or buying a car to get to work, or other necessities.
"I guess this is kind of my shrine to her," Bagwell said of the fundraiser. "I think Tracey would be proud. ... I think in some way it gave me a purpose, to honor her, because she was such an awesome kid."
That awesome kid, in turn, loved children, no matter their lot in life.
In June 2001, Tracey Bagwell was 36 years old, a devoted single mom and UCF graduate working out of DCF's Rockledge office as a foster care caseworker. She was deeply attuned to the needs of young people, those who knew her say.
Bagwell had just returned home from a Caribbean vacation and, on the Sunday before she died, had lunch with family.
That Tuesday, June 5, she died in a church parking lot.
Investigators concluded Bagwell was lured there and murdered by Candice Fiore, 50, a co-worker and adoptions supervisor who had forged Bagwell's signature in a scam to embezzle more than $100,000 in funds set up for foster children in DCF's care.
They speculated Bagwell had learned what Fiore had done: Bagwell had been questioned at work about vouchers for some of those funds, but "her name was even misspelled on them," her mother said.
But family members said Bagwell was so devoted to the kids whose cases she oversaw, they're not surprised she responded to a call to her pager at 10 p.m., and wound up in the parking lot of Merritt Island First Baptist Church.
There, investigators said, Fiore stabbed Bagwell more than 30 times. Bagwell's body was found in her car, still buckled into her seat belt, the next day.
Within 48 hours, Fiore was not only the suspect but was dead, too.
Evidence started to mount when Bagwell's pager, which she always carried, was missing. When law enforcement officials dialed the number, the call back was traced to Fiore's home, where in addition to the pager and a bad cut on Fiore's left hand, blood was found on Fiore's shoes. Still, Fiore denied killing Tracey Bagwell. The next day, Fiore was found dead after falling from the second floor balcony of her mother's condominium.
Though a retired agent and profiler for Florida Department of Law Enforcement thought it was accidental, police ruled the fall a suicide and closed the case after identifying Fiore as the killer.
Chief Deputy Doug Waller of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office went to high school with Bagwell. In a small place like Merritt Island, word of her death spread quickly, he said.
"Everybody knows everybody and the Bagwell family has been part of the community for a very long time and is loved and respected," he said.
"So when it started coming out, it was like, 'Wow.' One of those things you don't expect, at 5 in the afternoon, to come across the victim of a violent murder, left in a car ... the car was there an entire day. People parked next to the car; moved around it doing their daily business."
Fiore's husband and sons were "victims as well, with no knowledge of what, why, how," Waller said.
Rose Bagwell has met members of Fiore's family in the years since and said they were "lovely people."
"They were all very sorry this happened ... it wasn't anybody's fault except Candy's," she said.
Chanel Bagwell Martin was 17 and a student at Merritt Island High, her mother's alma mater, when her mom was slain. She lived with her maternal grandparents after the murder.
Now 30 and living in Atlanta, she's married and the mother of a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old.
The outpouring of love after her mom's death amazed Martin.
"I had no idea that so many people had cherished my mom," she said. "She was so strong ... she worked three jobs at one point to support us. She came home so tired, but always wanted to know about my day ... I don't think I could ever do what she did."
The support has been overwhelming, Bagwell agreed.
"To this day, hardly a week goes by that I don't run into somebody who says, 'Oh, I knew Tracey,'" she said. "It's amazing, how many lives she touched in the 36 years that she was here, really."
She doesn't believe in closure.
"There isn't a day goes by that I don't wish she was here ...
people always say, 'Oh, she's in a better place,'" saidBagwell, whose husband, dentist Bill Bagwell, died in 2009.
"But how could she be in a better place? Her better place was here ... She wanted to live. She fought to live. I don't think there's any closure, not when you lose them like that."
So while family doesn't "celebrate" Tracey's birthday, they think of her daily. Wonder what could have been: She hoped to earn her master's degree. And at the fundraiser, they're reminded what others might achieve because once upon a time, a vibrant young woman had a heart for children.
Random stories about her mother are like sweet messages from beyond for Chanel Martin. Once, at a Walmart, a clerk asked if she was related to Tracey Bagwell.
"She said, 'You look just like her," and she just burst out in tears," Martin said.
"She said, 'Your mom saved my life, with the way she guided me'... It's wonderful, knowing what my mother did for her and so many people.

Tracey Bagwell Foundation
For information on the Tracey Bagwell Foundation, which supports young women transitioning to independence from foster care or homelessness: 321- 397-3000 or http://www.chsfl.org/TraceyBagwell2014.

She was buried at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida.

Jeanne T. Elledge

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     Jeanne T. Elledge married Dr. William E. Bagwell Jr., DDS, son of William Ernest Bagwell and Jean (?), after 1958. Jeanne T. Elledge and Dr. William E. Bagwell Jr., DDS were divorced on 6 August 1974 at Brevard County, Florida.

Daniel Terry

M, b. circa 1808
     Daniel Terry was born circa 1808 in South Carolina.

Child of Daniel Terry

Wilma Jo Bryant

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     Wilma Jo Bryant married Larry Jo Bagwell, son of Marvin Ray Bagwell and Roberta Joan Smallwood, on 1 January 1968 at Greentown, Howard County, Indiana.

Children of Wilma Jo Bryant and Larry Jo Bagwell

Dale Allen Bagwell

M, b. 26 January 1972, d. 24 July 1975
     Dale Allen Bagwell was born on 26 January 1972. He was the son of Larry Jo Bagwell and Wilma Jo Bryant. Dale Allen Bagwell died on 24 July 1975 in Howard County, Indiana, at age 3 of drowning (Asphyxiation) by falling in a resevoir. He was buried at Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Serena Nicole Bagwell

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     Serena Nicole Bagwell is the daughter of Larry Jo Bagwell and Wilma Jo Bryant. Serena Nicole Bagwell married Anthony M Lees on 7 May 1998 at Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Anthony M Lees

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     Anthony M Lees married Serena Nicole Bagwell, daughter of Larry Jo Bagwell and Wilma Jo Bryant, on 7 May 1998 at Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Tamara Ann Aaron

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     Tamara Ann Aaron married Larry Jo Bagwell, son of Marvin Ray Bagwell and Roberta Joan Smallwood, on 27 March 1997 at Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Jason S. Bagwell

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     Jason S. Bagwell is the son of Larry Edward Bagwell Jr. and Ellen Christina Agesen. Jason S. Bagwell married Kimberly K. Lawson in November 1995 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Kimberly K. Lawson

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     Kimberly K. Lawson married Jason S. Bagwell, son of Larry Edward Bagwell Jr. and Ellen Christina Agesen, in November 1995 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Patricia Ann Bagwell

F, b. 8 October 1930, d. 17 July 2021
     Patricia Ann Bagwell was born on 8 October 1930 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.1 She was the daughter of Garry Falson Bagwell and Mary Elizabeth Lorenz. As of 14 April 1949,her married name was Ford.1 Patricia Ann Bagwell married Robert A. Ford on 14 April 1949 at Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.1 Patricia Ann Bagwell died on 17 July 2021 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, at age 90.1 She was buried on 22 July 2021 at Sunset Memory Garden, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.1

Citations

  1. [S6737] Patricia Ann Bagwell Ford Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/229741075

Marcia Diane Martin

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     Marcia Diane Martin married George Fredrick Bagwell, son of Webster Emmett Bagwell and Dorothy Mae Clark, on 24 December 1988 at Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Lillian Mae Landrigan

F, b. 20 August 1890, d. 16 June 1969
     Lillian Mae Landrigan was born on 20 August 1890 in Miami County, Indiana. As of before 1916,her married name was Bagwell. As of before 1930,her married name was Gappens. She married Howard Gappens before 1930. Lillian Mae Landrigan died on 16 June 1969 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, at age 78. She was buried at Albight Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Child of Lillian Mae Landrigan and Garry Falson Bagwell

Oleith Bagwell

M, b. 23 January 1916, d. 20 March 1929
     Oleith Bagwell was also known as Keith Bagwell. He was born on 23 January 1916 in Waltz, Wabash County, Indiana. He was the son of Garry Falson Bagwell and Lillian Mae Landrigan. His parents were not married at the time of his birth. In addition, Oleith or Kevin Bagwell's father is listed as Gary Bagwell on the birth certificate and Scott Bagwell on the death certificate.

On the 1920 United States Federal Census, Keithis listed as living with his mother (Lillian Landrigan) who is a housekeeper in the home of William Needler in Harrison, Howard County, Indiana. Oleith Bagwell died on 20 March 1929 at age 13. He was buried at Albight Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Howard Gappens

M, b. 15 May 1903, d. 11 March 1976
     Howard Gappens was born on 15 May 1903. He married Lillian Mae Landrigan before 1930. Howard Gappens died on 11 March 1976 at age 72. He was buried at Albight Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Judith Kay Bailey

F, b. 25 May 1937, d. 20 June 2003
     Judith Kay Bailey was also known as Judy Kay Bailey. She was born on 25 May 1937 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana. As of before 1972,her married name was Bagwell. She married Richard Everett Bagwell, son of Garry Falson Bagwell and Mary Elizabeth Lorenz, before 1972. Judith Kay Bailey died on 20 June 2003 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, at age 66.

Child of Judith Kay Bailey and Richard Everett Bagwell

Hope Bagwell

F, b. 11 December 1972, d. 11 December 1972
     Hope Bagwell died on 11 December 1972 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana. She was born on 11 December 1972 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Richard Everett Bagwell and Judith Kay Bailey. Hope Bagwell was buried at Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Frederick Lewis Harker

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     Frederick Lewis Harker married Delight Campbell on 6 November 1964 at Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.

Robert L. Kiger

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     Robert L. Kiger married Delight Campbell after 1945.

Maxwell Rickey Bagwell

M, b. 7 October 1952, d. 6 November 1989
Maxwell Rickey Bagwell - Two Arrested in His Murder
The Tampa Tribune - November 7, 1989 - Page 11
     Maxwell Rickey Bagwell was born on 7 October 1952 in Ozark, Dale County, Alabama. He was the son of Maxwell Zinnamon Bagwell and Levonia Galloway. Maxwell Rickey Bagwell married Sherryl Sue Speigner on 8 October 1971 at Bay County, Florida. Maxwell Rickey Bagwell married Janet Kay Taylor on 21 April 1987 at Bay County, Florida. Maxwell Rickey Bagwell died on 6 November 1989 in Hillsborough County, Florida, at age 37 He was shot to death during a robbery. He ran a Domino's Pizza store in Brandon, Florida. The robber shot him with a shotgun after midnight while Maxwell was counting the daily earnings. He was buried at Selma Baptist Church Cemetery, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama.

Child of Maxwell Rickey Bagwell and Sherryl Sue Speigner

Child of Maxwell Rickey Bagwell and Janet Kay Taylor

Janet Kay Taylor

F, d. 8 September 2015
     As of 21 April 1987,her married name was Bagwell. Janet Kay Taylor married Maxwell Rickey Bagwell, son of Maxwell Zinnamon Bagwell and Levonia Galloway, on 21 April 1987 at Bay County, Florida. Janet Kay Taylor died on 8 September 2015.

Child of Janet Kay Taylor and Maxwell Rickey Bagwell

Sherryl Sue Speigner

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     Sherryl Sue Speigner married Maxwell Rickey Bagwell, son of Maxwell Zinnamon Bagwell and Levonia Galloway, on 8 October 1971 at Bay County, Florida.

Child of Sherryl Sue Speigner and Maxwell Rickey Bagwell

Debra Jean Littrell

F, d. 8 February 1998
     As of 24 November 1973,her married name was Bagwell. Debra Jean Littrell married Davie Maxwell Bagwell, son of Elmer Lee Bagwell and Lois Marie "Rose" Scheidecker, on 24 November 1973 at Hammond, Lake County, Indiana. Debra Jean Littrell and Davie Maxwell Bagwell were divorced on 14 May 1979 at Denver, Colorado. As of 16 April 1985,her married name was Nick. Debra Jean Littrell married Robert L. Nick on 16 April 1985 at Lawrence County, Tennessee. Debra Jean Littrell died on 8 February 1998 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Child of Debra Jean Littrell and Davie Maxwell Bagwell

David Ray Bagwell

M, b. 9 December 1974, d. 22 October 2005
     David Ray Bagwell was born on 9 December 1974 in Denver, Colorado. He was the son of Davie Maxwell Bagwell and Debra Jean Littrell. David Ray Bagwell died on 22 October 2005 in Ossian, Wells County, Indiana, at age 30 of asphyxiation from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator running in the basement of his house. He was cremated at Fort Wayne, Indiana.

David Ray Bagwell

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     David Ray Bagwell is the son of Claude Jesse Ray Bagwell and Deborah Diane Moore. David Ray Bagwell married Anne Marie St. Pierre on 28 July 1996 at Essex Junction, Vermont. David Ray Bagwell married Melissa K. Gerald on 26 July 2008 at Tarrant County, Texas.

Anne Marie St. Pierre

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     Anne Marie St. Pierre married David Ray Bagwell, son of Claude Jesse Ray Bagwell and Deborah Diane Moore, on 28 July 1996 at Essex Junction, Vermont.

Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell

M, b. 18 March 1906, d. 11 October 1980
     Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell was born on 18 March 1906 in DeWitt, DeWitt County, Illinois.1 He was the son of James William Bagwell and Susie B. Wall. Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell appeared on the 1910 United States Federal Census for Arrowsmith, McClean County, Illinois, enumerated on 15 April 1910.2 He appeared on the 1920 United States Federal Census for Lake Creek, Calhoun County, Iowa, enumerated on 7 January 1920.3 He married Dorothy A. Bierd on 8 June 1928. Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell died on 11 October 1980 in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, at age 74.1 He was buried at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.1

Children of Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell and Dorothy A. Bierd

Citations

  1. [S6146] Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/131744346
  2. [S6141] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Census Place: Arrowsmith, McLean, Illinois, Year: 1910; Census Place: Arrowsmith, McLean, Illinois; Roll: T624_305; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0076; FHL microfilm: 1374318, Date: April 15, 1910.
  3. [S6143] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Census Place: Lake Creek, Calhoun, Iowa, Year: 1920; Census Place: Lake Creek, Calhoun, Iowa; Roll: T625_480; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 38, Date: January 7, 1920.

Dorothy A. Bierd

F, b. 9 November 1909, d. 28 August 1971
     Dorothy A. Bierd was born on 9 November 1909 in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.1 As of before 1927,her married name was Cresse. She married Richard R. Cresse before 1927. As of 8 June 1928,her married name was Bagwell. Dorothy A. Bierd married Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell, son of James William Bagwell and Susie B. Wall, on 8 June 1928. Dorothy A. Bierd married Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell, son of Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell and Dorothy A. Bierd, on 17 November 1931 at Marion County, Indiana. She died on 28 August 1971 in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, at age 61.1 She was buried at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.1

Child of Dorothy A. Bierd and Richard R. Cresse

Children of Dorothy A. Bierd and Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S6147] Dorothy A. Bierd Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/105088550

Richard R. Cresse

M, b. 2 April 1927, d. 13 June 1983
     Richard R. Cresse was born on 2 April 1927 in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois. He was the son of Richard R. Cresse and Dorothy A. Bierd. Richard R. Cresse married Mardelle E. Hanning on 18 December 1946 at Minier, Illinois. Richard R. Cresse died on 13 June 1983 in Oxnard, Ventura County, California, at age 56. He was buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Ventura County, California.

Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell

M, b. 24 March 1930, d. 10 November 1996
Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell - Obituary - Obituary
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) - November 12, 1996 - Page 20
     Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell was born on 24 March 1930 in Illinois. He was the son of Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell and Dorothy A. Bierd. Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell married Dorothy A. Bierd on 17 November 1931 at Marion County, Indiana. Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell married Helen L. McGee after 1949. Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell died on 10 November 1996 in El Paso, Woodford County, Illinois, at age 66. He was buried on 13 November 1996 at Park Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.

Children of Theodore Roosevelt Bagwell and Helen L. McGee