For Immediate Assistance


Rodney "Rod" W. Bagby




Rodney W. “Rod” Bagby, 78, of Edgewood, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.  He was a retired United States Secret Service Agent serving permanent posts of duty in Charleston, Washington, D.C. (twice), Louisville and Cincinnati.  Prior to his career in the Secret Service, he was employed as a teacher and football coach at Waggener High School in Louisville.  Rod graduated from Holmes High School where he was a three sport athlete.  He continued his athletic career at Western Kentucky University where he was the co-captain of the football team and played baseball. After college, Rod graduated from a 6 week special training as a Platoon Leader candidate at the Marine Corps School in Quantico, VA.  Rod enjoyed the outdoors.  He was an avid turkey hunter.  Rod also enjoyed golf having scored two hole-in-ones in his life.  While his children were young he coached several youth teams and served a term on the Kenton County School Board.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Gladys Bagby.  

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years Dianne Bagby of Edgewood; son, Todd (Brenda) Bagby of Mason, OH, Terri (John) Darpel of Edgewood; brother, Jim (Carly) Cobb of Gettysburg, PA grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey, Kendall, Nathan, and Nicole.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 28, 2014 from 10:00AM to the hour of service at 1:00PM, all in Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, 316 Elm Street, Ludlow, KY 41016. 

Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger, KY.

In Lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to The American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Ft. Mitchell, KY  41017 or American Diebetes Association, 2805 W. McMicken Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45225.


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