Robert (Lee) Bagbey

Born: Sun., May 28, 1944
Died: Mon., May 8, 2017


6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 11, 2017
Location: Nelson Baptist Church

Funeral Service

Fri., May 12, 2017
Location: Nelson Baptist Church

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Dateline: Roxboro

Robert Lee Bagbey, 72, of 995 Broad Rd., Roxboro, died Monday, May 8, 2017 at Duke Regional Hospital with his family by his side. He was born in Mecklenburg County, VA, son of the late Herman Bagbey and Delma Satterfield Bagbey. Mr. Bagbey was owner and operator of Bagbey’s Paint & Quarter Horses; also he managed Clarksville Exxon for several years. Robert Lee had a love for animals and was an accomplished salesman and horse trader. He was a member of Nelson Baptist Church.  

Mr. Bagbey is survived by his wife, Michelle Jones Bagbey of the home; one son, Timmy Bagbey, of Nelson, VA, one daughter, Lisa Mauldin and husband Bobby, of Graham; four step children ,Rob Stafford and wife Abby, of Haw River, Brittany Driver, of Roxboro, Katie Lunsford, of Rural Hall, and Jennifer Lunsford, of Rural Hall; two brothers, Lawrence Bagbey of South Boston, VA, George “Dookie” Bagbey and Deann Byrd, of Cluster Springs, VA; one sister, Faye Seate and husband Page of Nelson, VA; five grandchildren, B.J Mauldin, Tyler Bagbey, Houston Stafford, Jenna Conner, and Colten Driver.

The family will receive friends  6:30-8:00 PM Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Nelson Baptist Church, and other times at the home.  

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, May 12, 2017, at Nelson Baptist Church (1837 Nelson Church Rd, Nelson, VA 24580) by the Rev. Don Wilson and Rev. Jackie Wray. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Thomas, Page Seate, Brian Seate, Bobby Riggins, John Godfrey, Urel Gillis and Eddie Martin.  

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Robbie and Elaine Rice
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Prayers for each family member during a very difficult time. I pray you feel God's presence and His comfort and love.

Kat Smith-Tice
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of your loss Michelle. Know that my prayers and heart are with you and your family at this difficult time. Kat Smith-Tice ( Ralena's Aunt )

Kim Garrison
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Michelle, I'm so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Christina walker farmer
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Michelle and family,
Sorry to hear of Robert lees' passing. He was one of the best, fairest horsemen and competitors I ever knew. It has been MANY years since I've seen him, but I still have great respect for him as a fellow horse person. Hugs and prayers to you all! Go out and bury your head in your horses mane, that is good for the soul! Peace.

   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
Robert Lee was a great friend and he will be missed very much every day. We are so sorry for your loss.

Patricia Wrenn
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017


With our deepest sympathies. Bruce, Patricia,Douglas and Leigh Anne Wrenn

Gail Glasscock
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
So sorry for your loss, I know you will miss him forever. He was a fighter with a very kind heart. I pray for all of you as you endure this grief but be comforted to know through Jesus you will be reunited again one day!

   Posted Thu May 11, 2017
Michelle, Timmy, and is with sadness that I read Robert Lee's Obituary. Years ago when I met Robert Lee, Michelle and Rob....I was fortunate to have the opportunity to gain you all's friendship. Every minute that I spent in Robert Lee's presence talking horses was not only a pleasure but a learning experience. Robert Lee and Michelle never failed to help me with my horses no matter whether it was in Roxboro or in Texas, when I'd round a corner and there he'd be sitting! Robert Lee was plain-spoken and down-to-earth......but probably one of the most knowledgeable horsemen, and business man a fellow would ever meet. I had numerous business dealings with Robert Lee over the years and was ALWAYS treated fairly. It was my pleasure to have called Robert Lee Bagbey my friend. My very sincerest condolences on his passing. Bobby Franklin, Rougemont, N.C.

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