Jerry Hagan, 67, of Mansfield, passed away Aug. 18, after his battle with cancer. Mr. Hagan was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. However, he grew up all over the country as a "military brat," due to his father’s Air Force career. At one time, he counted over 20 schools he attended while growing up. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Purple Heart recipient, having served two back-to-back tours in Vietnam. He was Navy but was stationed with the 3rd Marines. Mr. Hagan operated LCM6/LCM8 boats carrying personnel and equipment up and down the Cua Viet River. He attended electronics school in Pittsburgh and also worked for Iron City Brewery. He went to work for AT&T in Pittsburgh in 1971.
He transferred to New Orleans in 1975, followed by another transfer to Charlotte, N.C., and then finally to Conyers in 1990. Mr. Hagan retired from AT&T in 2004 after 33 years of dedicated employment.
He was known for wearing his Hawaiian shirts on Fridays and answering the phone, "Beautiful downtown Conyers." Jerry was loved and will be missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Mary Hagan, of Fairborn, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Hagan, of Mansfield; daughters and son-in-law, Carol Hagan, of Metairie, La., Cheryl and Brian Carpenter; granddaughters, Sydney and Sadie Carpenter, all of Livingston, La.; brothers and sister-in-law, Dan and Bonnie Hagan, of San Antonio, Texas, Kim Hagan, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister and brother-in-law, Jody and Bob Sheese, of Xenia, Ohio.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Veterans Cemetery Road, in Canton. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Visit www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences.