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Elijah Walker Bagwell

August 13, 1937 — August 6, 2023

Easley

Elijah Walker Bagwell, a master machinist renowned for his exceptional skills and unwavering dedication to his craft, has passed away. He will be remembered as a loving man whose absence leaves a void in the lives of those who knew him. Elijah was born in Pickens County on August 13, 1937, to his father Elijah Walker Bagwell Sr. and mother Letha May Bagwell.

Elijah's career as a machinist was nothing short of remarkable. His prowess in the field earned him a reputation for precision and excellence. With each project he undertook, Elijah brought ingenuity and expertise, crafting intricate machinery with finesse. His contributions to the industry were invaluable, and his legacy as a master machinist will continue to inspire future generations.

In addition to his professional achievements, Elijah had a deep love for his family and friends. After serving his country in the Navy for four years, including during the Bay of the Pig standoff, he returned home to build a life surrounded by those he held closest to his heart.

Outside of work, Elijah found solace and joy in pursuing his hobbies. Woodworking became a cherished pastime for him, allowing him to create intricate pieces that showcased his attention to detail and craftsmanship. When he cast his line into the water while fishing, he found peace in nature's embrace.

Elijah is survived by Melba Ann Bagwell, his beloved wife of 33 years, who stood steadfastly by his side through thick and thin. Their union exemplified unwavering devotion and love that served as an inspiration to all who knew them.

His memory lives on through Mitchell Wayne Bagwell (Linda) of Alabama, his son; Tina Marie White (David) of Florida, his daughter; Susan Rachel Dupree (Brian Bergeron) of Florida, step-daughter; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Elijah's presence touched their lives deeply and they are forever grateful for the wisdom, love, and guidance he imparted to them.

As we bid farewell to Elijah Walker Bagwell, let us remember him as a master of his craft, a loving family man, and a friend to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy will continue to shine bright in our hearts and minds, reminding us to value the artistry in our work and cherish the relationships that bring meaning to our lives.

There will be a service at Zion United Methodist Church on Wednesday August 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM for those who wish to gather with Elijahs's family to share in his memory. 

Please visit RobinsonFuneralHomes.com or Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory- Downtown, Easley. 

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