Orlo Kenneth Hagerman Jr., “K” died on May 14, 2011 from complications from Parkinson’s and Lewy Body dementia. He was born on Dec. 26, 1933, in Sanford, Florida. He graduated from Grady High School, University of Georgia, Emory Law School and received his Masters degree from Georgia State University.
Ken was a devoted teacher and coach, husband, father and brother. He taught and coached for 23 years, ten years at Bass High School in Atlanta and twenty three years at the Marist School where he started the Cross Country Program .
He was preceded in death by his parents Eula and Orlo Hagerman.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Titus Hagerman, son Ken Hagerman and his wife Katie, brothers Sam and wife Janet, Leonard and wife Colleen, Phillip, sister DeEtte and husband Bill, 9 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews.
He was a member of Roswell United Methodist Church for many years. A Memorial Services will be at 11am Wednesday May 18 2011 in the Chapel at RUMC. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at 10 am in the Parlor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Atlanta Humane Society, 981 Howell Mill Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, or the Atlanta Zoo, 800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E., Atlanta, GA 30315.
It was my pleasure to be a student of Mr Hagerman at Marist back in the 1980’s. I have great memories of him in geography class and as a track coach. He certainly made a wonderful impact on many people thru his years as a tacher. We will remember him and his family in his prayers.
Coach Hagerman was my football, baseball, and varsity soccer coach at Bass High School in Atlanta, 1962-63-64. He was a kind, competitive, and patient coach and teacher. One of many fond memories I have of him is the time we were doing wind sprints at the end of a fall football practice and he joined in, running backwards and still outpacing everyone on the squad. He was obviously a very gifted athlete. I thank God for blessing me with the opportunity to participate in sports with Coach Hagerman. Rest in peace, Coach, and someday we’ll all suit up again with you leading the way.