Earl William Hagerman Jr., 79 of Mount Olive, died Friday, March 27, 2020, at 9:50 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on February 22, 1941, in Litchfield to the late Earl William Hagerman Sr. and Antonia Korunka Hagerman.
Earl attended Mt. Olive Public grade school and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1959. He married Sharon Nesbitt on September 25, 1965, at First United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive where he was baptized and confirmed and was a member of the National Guard from 1962-1968. He was also a lifetime member of Mt. Moriah Lodge #51 and Mt. Olive fireman.
Earl was self-employed as a contractor/carpenter and was the owner of Quality Builders/ ECA and Quality Rental. He enjoyed being a volunteer fireman and loved playing Poley at Turner Hall, especially playing with his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling and the fellowship of family and friends. His sense of humor was enjoyed by many.
He is survived by one daughter, Leslie (Dan) Pate of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Brooklyn & Hudson Pate of St. Louis, MO; and sister, Velma Conlon Litchfield.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Earl William & Antonia Korunka Hagerman, and brother, Fred Danneman.
Private family service are being held at this time. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Burial will be at Mt. Olive City Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Olive Academic Foundation or Mt. Olive Park Board. Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.