Wednesday, July 17, 2013

James Forrest Cagle

James Forrest Cagle, 72, died July 15, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the chapel of Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland. A Masonic graveside service will follow at Jessamine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesdayat the funeral home and will continue at 1:00 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Cagle was born on November 18, 1940, in Louisville, MS, the son of the late Forrest and Fleda Cagle. A graduate of East Central Community College, he worked for over 30 years for Entergy (MP&L) as a lineman in the Rankin and Madison county offices.
Mr. Cagle was an avid Mississippi State fan. He was a member of the Wahabi Shrine and was active in the clown unit, serving numerous times as Captain of the unit. Mr. Cagle assisted transporting many children to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children in Shreveport, LA, and Galveston, TX. He was a member of the Leavell Woods Masonic Lodge # 620, where he is a Past Master. He was a Member of Local IBEW #605. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and was recognized as a true grandson of confederate hero, Private James Pinkney Cagle.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Deane Cagle. Survivors include: son, Louis Daniel Barksdale (Nancy) of Brandon; son, Herchell Byron Roebuck of Scott, LA; daughter, Regenia Roebuck Johnson of Gluckstadt; son, Mark Everette Roebuck (Becky) of Meridian; son, William Kelly Hyde of Ocoee, FL; daughter, Renae Cagle Grissett of Ridgeland; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Steven Gage Cagle of Louisville; sisters, Sara Cagle Crawford of Marion, AR; Rebecca Cagle Carson of Louisville; Dorothy Cagle McDaniel of Marion, AR; numerous nieces and nephews and special friend Donna Beatty of Pulaski. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children, c/o Wahabi Shrine, 4123 I-55 South, Jackson, MS, 39212.