Dr. Joseph Herrin Hagood, Jr., 83, died on September 2, 2021 surrounded by loved ones at the University of South Alabama Hospital in Mobile.
Born on October 31, 1937 to Mildred Russell Hagood and Dr. Joseph Herrin Hagood, Sr., Joe Hagood spent most of his growing up years in his beloved Evergreen, Alabama. He graduated from Evergreen High School where he was voted Class Favorite and qualified as a National Merit Semifinalist. After high school, Joe attended the University of Tennessee where he was active in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and a member of the golf team. He continued his studies at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine graduating in 1963. He then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana for an internship at Charity Hospital. During these years he met and married Judith Elaine Thomason, and they moved to Panama City Beach, Florida where he served a brief stint in the Air Force.
After a radiology residency in Memphis, Tennessee Joe and Judy made their home in Selma, Alabama where they lived for 52 years. Over the years, Joe served as an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church, now Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, on the Board of the Salvation Army, and worked tirelessly for the Gideons International. He was an avid golfer, a life-long learner, and a collector of rare books. A dedicated physician who never fully retired, Joe practiced medicine until the week before he died.
Joe is preceded in death by his mother and father, brother John Thomas Hagood, sister-in-law Molly Hicks Hagood, brother-in-law John Braswell Thomason, and sister-in-law Suzanne Pettus Thomason.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Judith Thomason Hagood, son Joseph Herrin Hagood, III of Selma, daughter Elizabeth Hagood Alley (Warwick) of Jackson, MS; his grandchildren who were the lights of his life: Anne Kathryn Hagood, Caroline O'Dale Hagood, Joseph Herrin Hagood, IV, Judith Ivy Alley, and Charles Warwick Alley, Jr.; sister Margaret Russell Hagood of Mobile; brother-in-law Sam Austin Thomason (Debbie) of Huntsville; and sister-in-law Mary Thomason of Montgomery; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 11:30-1:00 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Gideons International or Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.
The family is in the care of Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home.