MANASSA — Tanner L. Bagwell, loving husband, dad, uncle, son, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend, went home to be with his Father in Heaven on October 31, 2020. He departed this life peacefully with his loving wife and parents by his side after a month-long illness.
Tanner was born on August 22, 1973, to Robert & Nellie May (Hutchins) Bagwell. He is the sixth in a family of eight children and is deeply loved by his parents, siblings, and all who came to know him. He will be greatly missed. Tanner had a wonderful childhood working with his Dad, Mom, and brothers on the family farm and ranch, going on mountain adventures with his cousins, and enjoying friends while attending school in Manassa and at Centauri. Tanner had a wonderful personality and was always making people laugh. Tanner served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Mexico – Mexico City South Mission, leaving the same day as his birthday-buddy and close cousin, Clinton Huffaker. After his mission, he attended and graduated from Adams State College.
Tanner was married and sealed in the Denver Colorado Temple to the love of his life, Jessie Jarvies, on March 17, 1998. God blessed their lives with three wonderful children, Reanna, Logan, and Conner. They became his best help on the family farm, he taught them well. He dearly loves his children and loved teasing them. Whether it was working together on the farm, going to the mountains, or just going for a drive, they found joy in just being together.
Tanner was highly active in his church and community. He served in many callings, including being Bishop of Manassa First Ward. He was a great man and enjoyed each calling he had, knowing it was service to his fellow men and to his Savior Jesus Christ.
Tanner is survived by his wife and children, his parents, and his mother-in-law, Ann Jarvies (Ron) Hartman. He is also survived by his siblings by birth and marriage: Anthony (JoAnn) Bagwell, Cindy (Brian) Jackson, Wendy (Larry) Helms, Natalie (Alan) Taylor, Leslie (Brian) Bechaver, Tyson (Brenda) Bagwell, Brandon (Michelle) Bagwell, Kirk (Shannon) Jarvies, Clinton Jarvies, Mitchell (Kristi) Jarvies, Natalie (Jim) Paine, Callie (Dave) Jensen, Rachel (Glenn) Barr, Andrew (Amber) Jarvies, April (Adam) Robins, and Donald (Ashley) Jarvies. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and extended family. Tanner was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Bruce Jarvies, and by his grandparents, LaVere and Dola (White) Bagwell, Troy and Winona (Schofield) Hutchins.
Graveside services for Tanner L. Bagwell will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Manassa Cemetery.
Tanner has dearly loved his wife and children, Bagwell and Jarvies families, huge extended family, farm and ranch, his home, his cattle and dog, his ward, and community. Many will miss great conversations with Tanner, his kindness, incredible laugh, strong opinions, quick wit, and a great sense of humor. Tanner’s strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ was reflected in all that he did. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7.