1956 David 2020

David Sedgwick Bagwill

March 8, 1956 — December 6, 2020

David Sedgwick Bagwill, Sr., 64, a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, and loyal friend to many, died peacefully at home on December 6, 2020 after a recent cancer diagnosis. His two sons and his sister were with him at his bedside. David was born in Norfolk, Virginia on March 8, 1956, the son of John and Emily Bagwill of Middletown, RI. He spent his younger years in Scarsdale, NY and graduated from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY. Growing up, David was an active member of the Boy Scouts, and loved singing and acting in school and community chorus and theater groups. David graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and made his career in various sales and marketing positions. David lived in Georgia and Florida for much of his adult life, and moved to Acworth, GA to be close to his sons, David Sedgwick Bagwill, Jr. ("Sedge") and Scott Hayes Bagwill; and his grandson, Caleb Bagwill, future daughter-in-law Lauren, and her daughter Ava. David loved spending time with family. On weekends, he was usually the first to arrive at Caleb's little-league baseball games and was the loudest cheerleader ... for all players. David was a force to be reckoned with on the tennis court! He was the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) City Champion in 1995, but of his trophies and awards, he was most proud of smaller ones he received like the Appreciation Award from his son's lacrosse team. Anyone who knew David, even a little, recognized his greatest gift was his enormous heart and his unbridled enthusiasm to make others feel special and loved. Not only would he "give you the shirt off his back", but David would also offer his shoes, socks...anything you might need. He ALWAYS remembered a birthday, and was usually the first to call family and friends on their special occasions. His favorite place in the world was Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, where multiple generations gather lakeside for a week in the summer. He loved being there with family, fishing, playing tennis, frisbee golf, board games and puzzles, and being the pitcher in the traditional guest-staff softball game. He's infamous for his practical joke of wrapping a grapefruit with masking tape and painting it white, and surprising a batter with the substitute "�ball' at some time during the game, always enjoying the big laughs this brought to all. In addition to his parents in Rhode Island and his family members in Georgia, David also leaves behind his brother Bill and sister-in-law Nancy in Newport, RI; sister Betsy and brother-in-law Andrew in Wellesley, MA; many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews and a niece. His brother Bill and cousin John drove an RV through the night to and from Rhode Island to Georgia, so David could spend some of his last days with his parents. A celebration of David's life will take place in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in the summer of 2021, when family and friends can safely travel and gather. David will be laid to rest in the Sedgwick family burial ground, the "Sedgwick Pie", in Stockbridge. David will also be remembered in the memorial garden at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Natick, Massachusetts. When Covid-19 moved church services online, David became a regular worshipper and online reader with St. Paul's along with his sister and parents. The Reverend Becky Gettel, of St. Paul's, comforted David in his last weeks and days, including a prayer service that family members were able to attend remotely. David will be greatly missed. The memories he has left for his family and friends of his generous spirit will live on, and we are confident that David is at peace. For those wishing to make a donation in David's memory, the family suggests The RDC Forever Fund, Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, 18 Bacon Road, Holderness, NH 03245. www.rdcsquam.com/rdc-forever-fund/ Please indicate that your gift is in David's memory. Thank you very much.
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