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Celebrating the life of
Walter Kay Hagan, Jr.
January 10, 1944 - September 24, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 4-6 PM - Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • St. John's Church
  • 1 West Macon Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 232-1251
  • Burial
  • Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
  • 1600 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-234-3458

Walter was a man you could count on; his "yes" meant yes and his "no" meant no. I shall miss him'

Donnie Devlin, Peachtree Corners, GA

Walter was a man you could count on; his "yes" meant yes and his "no" meant no. I shall miss him'

Donnie Devlin, Peachtree Corners, GA

Mary and family , I’m so sorry for your loss and wanted you to know I send my heartfelt love and prayers with you at this time and in the days ahead . Walter left such a wonderful legacy for Savannah’s youth soccer and we are grateful for the dedication he made to seeing that this sport thrived in Savannah. We will remember Walter with much love and affection for his laughter , his shagging , and teaching Jane and Allen to shag too , and the many fun road trips with our boys playing soccer . May Walters rich life and memories bring you comfort in the days ahead . May God Bless each of you ! Diane Shuman

Diane Shuman, Savannah , Ga

My sincere condolences to Mary and family on the loss of your Walter.

Deborah Archer Scott, Dunwoody , Ga

Condolences Mary onnthe loss of your Walter.

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Mary, so sad to hear of Walter’s passing. Remember his sweet smile lit up by his eyes. Thinking of you with love and sadness.

Lisa Jones White, Newtown, Pa

My sincere prayers ans thoughts go out to Mary and the family at the passing of Walter. He and I had some wonderful times together through the years especially around the many St. Patrick's Day celebrations that I attended. he was a friend to everyone who ever met him and I feel blessed that i was able to call him a friend.

Lee Mowry, St. Marys, GA

God bless you Walter Jan

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Mary, While I couldn't be with you today for Walter's Service, please know that my Thought's of ya'll today and Prayers and Heart are in the right place for Walter, You, Jane, Walter,Jr., and Middi, and their family's. Love Ya... Bill

William Ferrelle, RICHMOND HILL, Georgia

Walter was a remarkable man. Fun loving, kind and compassionate are just a few of the traits I remember. How blessed Mary, Middie, Jane and Walter were to have had him in their lives as a husband and parent. He will be missed by so many of us. Rest In Peace my friend.

Mary Pittman, Waller , TX

So so sorry to hear the sad news. I will always remember Walter for his bright blue eyes & ready smile. Mary, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Peggy Minis Trethewey, Palm Beach, FL

Walter, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pat

Pat Anderson, Pooler, GA

Walter has been my friend since the 8TH grade and I’ll surely miss that friendship. Condolences to all the family !!

Ronnie Davis, Savannah , Ga.

Walter was a special person. Knowing him at Savannah High School, he touched many people's lives in many ways. He will definitely be missed. My condolences go out to his family. Sincerely, Faye Kirschner

Faye Kirschner , Savannah , Ga.

I hadn't seen Walter in years and when I did it was just like yesterday. You just felt loved in his presence. We are going to miss you man!

Ray Waits, Charleston, S.C.

I was very sorry to hear about Walter. He was a good friend for many years and he will be missed by many.

David Jordan, Columbia, SC

You will be missed.

Delmar Rivers, Cameron, SC

Rest In Peace my friend and fellow Gamecock.

Jim Burke, Savannah, Ga

Mary - I am sad you and your children lost Walter. It seems you had a long, close family life - with many memories. (I have been a recipient of your wonderful cooking over the years.)

Julie Howard, Savannah, GA

“God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress.” - Psalm 46:1. I pray that these words help you all to endure during this hard time as they did for me when I lost someone very close to me. Stay close to one another and to our loving Heavenly Father.

Deon , Savannah , GA

Our deepest sympathy to the Hagan family. Walter was very kind and helpful to us at our store. I will remember him always. Charlie and Marie Roberts Silly Mad CDS

Charlie Roberts, Statham, Ga

Oh, Mary, I am so sorry to hear this news. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers now and during the months ahead.

Marcia Kaney Smith, Savannah, Georgia

Sharing love and sorrow.

Luke Brasfield Cooley, Dothan, Al, AL

Walter was a very good man and will definitely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the family.

Ebb and Claire Youmans, Savannah, Ga

I love you!

Mandy Hubbard Sedgwick, Savannah , Ga

I have so many fun memories with Walter. He and my brother, Carter were good friends. Walter always made me feel so special. I feel blessed that I got to talk and laugh with him when he was visiting with Carter and Barbara last week. My condolences go to Mary and the children. May the peace and love of God keep you strong. I love you. ???

Mandy Hubbard Sedgwick, Savannah,

Hagan family, So sorry to hear about your dear loved one, Walter's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours during this sad and difficult time. May you take comfort in knowing that he is walking arm in arm with the Almighty God. In this time, may you seek God's will as he will carry you and continue to love you forever. In Christ alone, we place our trust, our faith and love in him that everything will get better. And now, may the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and give you peace that passes all understanding. Love, Mark Beasley, Savannah Morning News

Mark Beasley, Savannah Morning News, Guyton, Ga

Thinking about all of you guys. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Pa and Bill

Pamela Buntin, Albany, GA

Walter and I were close friends although junior and high school. I had the good fortune to see him again at our 50th high school reunion. He was a wonderful person who was full of life and personality. I am sure he will be missed by all. My prayers go to the his family. Warm regards, Ben Pennington

Bennie Pennington , Warwick , RI

Dear MARY and family, Walter and I have been friends for at least 58 years and spoke via phone often . I will miss hearing his voice and her crazy sense of humor . May the love of God be with you. Janet

Janet and Michael Blackstone , Jacksonville , Florida

Mary, you and your family are in our prayers. We are saddened by the passing of Walter, and we know that your loss and sadness are far greater. Praying for strength & comfort for you, and that you will be able to comfort your family & loved ones. II Corinthians 1:3-4.

Herbie & Kathy, CHAPIN, SC

I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Hagan's passing. 'Big Walter' was a huge part of helping to make soccer a part of the lives of so many kids in Savannah, myself included. From coaching, to providing a place to buy decent gear, to carrying us to games and tournaments all over the South, it really is wonderful all that he did for all of us. Mary, Walter, Middi, and Jane, my love and prayers for all of the Hagans at this difficult time.

Zachary B Lamb, SOMERVILLE, MA

So sorry Mary! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Cissy Powell, Statesboro , Ga

My heart is broken as I try to write this. He was a dear friend that understood life's tragedies. He truly knew GOD & is with him now in GOD's "GAMECOCK HEAVEN". May GOD bless his family at this time of sorrow.

Cleve Dasher, Savannah, Ga.

He will be missed

James Graves (Bugsy), Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA

My prayers and thoughts of Walter and especially, My cousin Mary, and Jane, Walter, and Middi. My Love to each of you. Bill

William Ferrelle, RICHMOND HILL, Georgia

So sorry for your loss, praying for God's peace and comfort at this time. Danny Edwards

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My memory of Walter is from long ago in Savannah Gardens, therefore, sad to say, not many memories remain. but the ones that do are very good. I am very sorry for your loss of a boy I remember who became a wonderful man.

Charles Waters, Beaufort, SC

Coach Hagan took a bunch of young ladies and turned us into a soccer team. He was a great coach, and I feel fortunate to have been under his guidance. He taught us that it is not only about winning, but about playing a good game. And about the importance of proper nutrition for optimal performance on the field. We had the opportunity to travel for our games and those were some of the best times. My sincere condolences go out to his beautiful family, and dear friends.

Olivia McIntosh, Six Mile, SC

So sorry to hear of Walter's passing. He had been a wonderful friend for many years. My prayers go out to his family.

Faye Cunningham, Savannah, Ga

Dear Hagin family, I am so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. We have been friends since we were in Junior High School. He will be missed by all of his friends. Walter was a very likable man. He would always be there to help in anyway. I will miss my good friend.

Faye Cunningham, Savannah, Ga

Dear Hagin family, I am so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. We have been friends since we were in Junior High School. He will be missed by all of his friends. Walter was a very likable man. He would always be there to help in anyway. I will miss my good friend.

Faye Cunningham, Savannah, Ga

Very sorry to hear of Coach Hagan's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with his family.

Madeline Stanford, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the entire Hagan family, especially Middi.

Thomas Moore, Suffolk, VA - Virginia

Mary,so sad to hear of Walter's passing, a true friend and fraternity brother.Love and prayers to you and family. Johnny

Willa and Johnny Webster, Nichols, SC

A friend since SHS. Walter always stayed in touch. I will miss him.

Ruthie Crafts Nurnberger, Gulf Breeze, FL

Sincere sympathy from "Linda Whalley" and SHS Class of 1961.

Melinda Whalley Schneider, Midway, GA

Mary and family, I am so sad to hear of Walter's passing. My heart goes out to you all.

Strachan Pindar, Boone, NC

Dear Mary and family, I am so very sorry to hear this. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. My prayer for all of you is that your sweet, happy memories and your Faith will comfort and sustain you now and always. With love, Jan

Jan Daniel Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.

We are saddened to hear of Walter’s death. Please accept our condolences. May the peace that passes all understanding surround you. God bless you ??

Eddie and Barbara Hagan , Valdosta , Ga

I knew him long ago as a classmate I am from Savannah, but live in Augusta now.

Dia Bettencourt Stokes, Augusta, , Ga

My Condolences goes to the family from Maria Banner (PCT) from St. Joseph and from my Family. Continue to be Encouraged. We Love you all. If there is anything myself and my family can do please call us. Mrs. Chris and Addie- Caters

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Walter Kay Hagan, Jr., 75 of Savannah passed away September 24, surrounded by loving friends and family.  Walter was born on January 10th, 1944, the second son to Walter and Gertrude Hagan.  He graduated from Savannah High in 1962 and continued his education at the University of South Carolina. While at South Carolina, Walter was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He held the bond of friendship with many of his brothers throughout his life, whom affectionately called him Groundhog.

Walter was a loyal husband and a loving father.  He will best be remembered for his contagious love of life, his dedication to coaching his children’s sports teams, his prowess when shagging to Carolina Beach Music, cheering for his beloved Gamecocks and telling a good story. He was a lifelong communicant of St. John’s Church and took great pride in supporting the growth of youth soccer in Savannah.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Wallace Delph Hagan. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Fitzpatrick Hagan, his children, Alta Hagan Thorne, Middi Hagan Moore and her husband Jon, Walter Kay Hagan III, Jane Hagan Davis and her husband, Allen, a brother Robert Malcolm Hagan and his wife JoAnn, six grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel on Friday, September 27th from 4-6 pm.

Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s Church at 11:00 on Saturday, September 28th followed by a reception at the Green Meldrim House.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park.

Remembrances: St. John’s Church or Savannah Country Day School.

Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com

 

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Walter was a man you could count on; his "yes" meant yes and his "no" meant no. I shall miss him'

Donnie Devlin, Peachtree Corners, GA

Walter was a man you could count on; his "yes" meant yes and his "no" meant no. I shall miss him'

Donnie Devlin, Peachtree Corners, GA

Mary and family , I’m so sorry for your loss and wanted you to know I send my heartfelt love and prayers with you at this time and in the days ahead . Walter left such a wonderful legacy for Savannah’s youth soccer and we are grateful for the dedication he made to seeing that this sport thrived in Savannah. We will remember Walter with much love and affection for his laughter , his shagging , and teaching Jane and Allen to shag too , and the many fun road trips with our boys playing soccer . May Walters rich life and memories bring you comfort in the days ahead . May God Bless each of you ! Diane Shuman

Diane Shuman, Savannah , Ga

My sincere condolences to Mary and family on the loss of your Walter.

Deborah Archer Scott, Dunwoody , Ga

Condolences Mary onnthe loss of your Walter.

, ,

Mary, so sad to hear of Walter’s passing. Remember his sweet smile lit up by his eyes. Thinking of you with love and sadness.

Lisa Jones White, Newtown, Pa

My sincere prayers ans thoughts go out to Mary and the family at the passing of Walter. He and I had some wonderful times together through the years especially around the many St. Patrick's Day celebrations that I attended. he was a friend to everyone who ever met him and I feel blessed that i was able to call him a friend.

Lee Mowry, St. Marys, GA

God bless you Walter Jan

, ,

Mary, While I couldn't be with you today for Walter's Service, please know that my Thought's of ya'll today and Prayers and Heart are in the right place for Walter, You, Jane, Walter,Jr., and Middi, and their family's. Love Ya... Bill

William Ferrelle, RICHMOND HILL, Georgia

Walter was a remarkable man. Fun loving, kind and compassionate are just a few of the traits I remember. How blessed Mary, Middie, Jane and Walter were to have had him in their lives as a husband and parent. He will be missed by so many of us. Rest In Peace my friend.

Mary Pittman, Waller , TX

So so sorry to hear the sad news. I will always remember Walter for his bright blue eyes & ready smile. Mary, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Peggy Minis Trethewey, Palm Beach, FL

Walter, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pat

Pat Anderson, Pooler, GA

Walter has been my friend since the 8TH grade and I’ll surely miss that friendship. Condolences to all the family !!

Ronnie Davis, Savannah , Ga.

Walter was a special person. Knowing him at Savannah High School, he touched many people's lives in many ways. He will definitely be missed. My condolences go out to his family. Sincerely, Faye Kirschner

Faye Kirschner , Savannah , Ga.

I hadn't seen Walter in years and when I did it was just like yesterday. You just felt loved in his presence. We are going to miss you man!

Ray Waits, Charleston, S.C.

I was very sorry to hear about Walter. He was a good friend for many years and he will be missed by many.

David Jordan, Columbia, SC

You will be missed.

Delmar Rivers, Cameron, SC

Rest In Peace my friend and fellow Gamecock.

Jim Burke, Savannah, Ga

Mary - I am sad you and your children lost Walter. It seems you had a long, close family life - with many memories. (I have been a recipient of your wonderful cooking over the years.)

Julie Howard, Savannah, GA

“God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress.” - Psalm 46:1. I pray that these words help you all to endure during this hard time as they did for me when I lost someone very close to me. Stay close to one another and to our loving Heavenly Father.

Deon , Savannah , GA

Our deepest sympathy to the Hagan family. Walter was very kind and helpful to us at our store. I will remember him always. Charlie and Marie Roberts Silly Mad CDS

Charlie Roberts, Statham, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Richard & Ann Lutz & Family — Georgia

Oh, Mary, I am so sorry to hear this news. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers now and during the months ahead.

Marcia Kaney Smith, Savannah, Georgia

Sharing love and sorrow.

Luke Brasfield Cooley, Dothan, Al, AL

Candle tribute lit by Margaret Mitchell Costa — Florida

Walter was a very good man and will definitely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the family.

Ebb and Claire Youmans, Savannah, Ga

I love you!

Mandy Hubbard Sedgwick, Savannah , Ga

I have so many fun memories with Walter. He and my brother, Carter were good friends. Walter always made me feel so special. I feel blessed that I got to talk and laugh with him when he was visiting with Carter and Barbara last week. My condolences go to Mary and the children. May the peace and love of God keep you strong. I love you. ???

Mandy Hubbard Sedgwick, Savannah,

Hagan family, So sorry to hear about your dear loved one, Walter's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours during this sad and difficult time. May you take comfort in knowing that he is walking arm in arm with the Almighty God. In this time, may you seek God's will as he will carry you and continue to love you forever. In Christ alone, we place our trust, our faith and love in him that everything will get better. And now, may the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and give you peace that passes all understanding. Love, Mark Beasley, Savannah Morning News

Mark Beasley, Savannah Morning News, Guyton, Ga

Thinking about all of you guys. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Pa and Bill

Pamela Buntin, Albany, GA

Walter and I were close friends although junior and high school. I had the good fortune to see him again at our 50th high school reunion. He was a wonderful person who was full of life and personality. I am sure he will be missed by all. My prayers go to the his family. Warm regards, Ben Pennington

Bennie Pennington , Warwick , RI

Dear MARY and family, Walter and I have been friends for at least 58 years and spoke via phone often . I will miss hearing his voice and her crazy sense of humor . May the love of God be with you. Janet

Janet and Michael Blackstone , Jacksonville , Florida

Mary, you and your family are in our prayers. We are saddened by the passing of Walter, and we know that your loss and sadness are far greater. Praying for strength & comfort for you, and that you will be able to comfort your family & loved ones. II Corinthians 1:3-4.

Herbie & Kathy, CHAPIN, SC

I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Hagan's passing. 'Big Walter' was a huge part of helping to make soccer a part of the lives of so many kids in Savannah, myself included. From coaching, to providing a place to buy decent gear, to carrying us to games and tournaments all over the South, it really is wonderful all that he did for all of us. Mary, Walter, Middi, and Jane, my love and prayers for all of the Hagans at this difficult time.

Zachary B Lamb, SOMERVILLE, MA

So sorry Mary! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Cissy Powell, Statesboro , Ga

My heart is broken as I try to write this. He was a dear friend that understood life's tragedies. He truly knew GOD & is with him now in GOD's "GAMECOCK HEAVEN". May GOD bless his family at this time of sorrow.

Cleve Dasher, Savannah, Ga.

He will be missed

James Graves (Bugsy), Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA

My prayers and thoughts of Walter and especially, My cousin Mary, and Jane, Walter, and Middi. My Love to each of you. Bill

William Ferrelle, RICHMOND HILL, Georgia

So sorry for your loss, praying for God's peace and comfort at this time. Danny Edwards

, ,

My memory of Walter is from long ago in Savannah Gardens, therefore, sad to say, not many memories remain. but the ones that do are very good. I am very sorry for your loss of a boy I remember who became a wonderful man.

Charles Waters, Beaufort, SC

Coach Hagan took a bunch of young ladies and turned us into a soccer team. He was a great coach, and I feel fortunate to have been under his guidance. He taught us that it is not only about winning, but about playing a good game. And about the importance of proper nutrition for optimal performance on the field. We had the opportunity to travel for our games and those were some of the best times. My sincere condolences go out to his beautiful family, and dear friends.

Olivia McIntosh, Six Mile, SC

So sorry to hear of Walter's passing. He had been a wonderful friend for many years. My prayers go out to his family.

Faye Cunningham, Savannah, Ga

Dear Hagin family, I am so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. We have been friends since we were in Junior High School. He will be missed by all of his friends. Walter was a very likable man. He would always be there to help in anyway. I will miss my good friend.

Faye Cunningham, Savannah, Ga

Dear Hagin family, I am so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. We have been friends since we were in Junior High School. He will be missed by all of his friends. Walter was a very likable man. He would always be there to help in anyway. I will miss my good friend.

Faye Cunningham, Savannah, Ga

Very sorry to hear of Coach Hagan's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with his family.

Madeline Stanford, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the entire Hagan family, especially Middi.

Thomas Moore, Suffolk, VA - Virginia

Mary,so sad to hear of Walter's passing, a true friend and fraternity brother.Love and prayers to you and family. Johnny

Willa and Johnny Webster, Nichols, SC

A friend since SHS. Walter always stayed in touch. I will miss him.

Ruthie Crafts Nurnberger, Gulf Breeze, FL

Sincere sympathy from "Linda Whalley" and SHS Class of 1961.

Melinda Whalley Schneider, Midway, GA

Mary and family, I am so sad to hear of Walter's passing. My heart goes out to you all.

Strachan Pindar, Boone, NC

Dear Mary and family, I am so very sorry to hear this. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. My prayer for all of you is that your sweet, happy memories and your Faith will comfort and sustain you now and always. With love, Jan

Jan Daniel Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.

We are saddened to hear of Walter’s death. Please accept our condolences. May the peace that passes all understanding surround you. God bless you ??

Eddie and Barbara Hagan , Valdosta , Ga

I knew him long ago as a classmate I am from Savannah, but live in Augusta now.

Dia Bettencourt Stokes, Augusta, , Ga

Candle tribute lit by John Taylor — Georgia

My Condolences goes to the family from Maria Banner (PCT) from St. Joseph and from my Family. Continue to be Encouraged. We Love you all. If there is anything myself and my family can do please call us. Mrs. Chris and Addie- Caters

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