|Barton High Principal David Bagley|
In addition to those academic achievements, Bagley served as the Head Softball Coach for several years,
|Former BHS Coach Lonnie Sutton speaking about Bagley|
Speakers lined up to offer words of tribute to the long-time Barton fixture. Brinkley School District Superintendent Arthur Tucker, a member of the Barton class of 1975, told the crowd of the importance of Bagley in shaping him as an administrator. He said, "Thank you for your care and your character. I have tried to model my work after the example I received from you."
|Bagley and BHS Alum and Brinkley Supt. Arthur Tucker|
Bagley was born October 19, 1948 in Joiner, AR. He was one of eleven children born to H. and Mattie Bagley. After graduating from Shawnee High School in 1966 where he was a standout football player and President of the school's Beta Club, Bagley graduated with a degree in English from Arkansas Tech University in 1970.
Upon graduation from Arkansas Tech, Bagley arrived on the Barton campus as a Jr. High English Teacher and Assistant Football Coach. In the fall of 1973, the BLSD tapped him to be the school's high school principal. Subsequent to that promotion, Bagley received a Masters degree from Arkansas State University.
Bagley married the former Linda Childs in November of 1972. Together they have four children Andrew (Sandra), Melissa (Brian), Alan (Amber), and Jonathan. They have three grandchildren. Bagley has been a long-time member of the Lexa Baptist Church.