DENISON - Paul McCaughey "Pete" Hagans,
72, longtime Denison resident, died June 8, 2010, at Hospice of Wichita
Falls after a brief battle with cancer.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 12
in the chapel at Fairview Cemetery, 1501 Highway 91 N, Denison. Reverend
Charles Pierce, pastor of St. Mark's United Methodist Church of Wichita
Falls will officiate.
Mr. Hagans was born June 21, 1937 in Denison to Lyndon Arrol and
Evelyn Marcella (Wright) Hagans. He graduated from Denison High School
where he received the Tri-Hi-Y Award of Complete Manhood, was elected student
council president and was selected as Mr. DHS.
After high school, Mr. Hagans attended the University of Texas under
the prestigious Plan II Honors Program earning his Bachelor's Degree. He
then went on to graduate from the University of Texas Law School. After
completing his education, Mr. Hagans served as a First Lieutenant in the
United States Army in France and Germany. For the past twenty years, he
worked with Jack Haggerton in masonry construction.
"Pete" was an avid runner and enjoyed competing in many turkey trots
over the years. He will always be remembered for his brilliance, his wonderful
sense of humor and his laughter. He will be missed greatly by his family
and everyone who knew him.
Mr. Hagans is survived by his sister, Anne Hagans Rousey of Wichita
Falls, nieces Sharon Rousey Ward and husband Martin of Garland, Lynda Rousey
Fields and husband Gregory Fields of Valley Mills, Jennifer Fields Duncan
and husband Zachary of Wichita Falls, Amanda Fields Bentley and husband
Ian of Wichita Falls, and Sarah Ward of Garland. His nephews include Ethan
Ward of Garland and Kael Duncan of Wichita Falls. Mr. Hagans is also survived
by his long time friends, Jack, Janet and Chase Haggerton of Cartwright,
Mr. Hagans was preceded in death by his parents, Lyndon and Evelyn
Hagans, his sister Lynda Elizabeth Hagans Stricklin, and his brother Charles
The family is very grateful for the kind, compassionate and loving
care given to Mr. Hagans by the physicians and staff of Texoma Medical
Center of Denison and Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2010 at Bratcher
Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard Street, Denison, Texas.
For those desiring, the family suggests that memorial contributions
be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Bratcher
Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard Street, Denison, Texas 75020.
The Herald Democrat, June 11, 2010