Bill Cagle

05/05/1929 - 10/15/2020


Bill Cagle was born May 5, 1929 to Hollis and Josephine Cagle in Childress, Texas.  He passed from this life October 15, 2020.

Bill earned a BBA from Hardin Simmons University.  A three sport athlete, he served as captains of both football and baseball teams.  He was also on the track team.  In 1951, he was selected to the All-Border Conference at end position.

He was named to the Hardin Simmons Athletic Hall of Fame in football, baseball, and track.  His name is listed in Who’s Who of Colleges and Universities, and he was named Hardin Simmons Most All-Around Athlete.

He married the former Joanne Vick of Brownwood, Texas on August 2, 1952.  They were married 68 years.  Bill and Joanne had three children, Reagan, John and Rusty.

After a short coaching career at Clovis High School in Clovis, New Mexico, Bill was named Vice President of New Mexico Mill and Elevator Company where he served from 1954-1964.  He then became general manager of Producer’s Grain in Floydada from 1964-1984.  After that, Bill was general manager of Plainview Compress, Inc. in Plainview, Texas until his retirement due to ill health in 1995.

Bill faithfully served his community and church in numerous ways.  While a member of First Baptist Church in Floydada, he worked with teens as Sunday School Superintendent.  At Plainview First Baptist, he was a member and president of Formby Men’s Bible Class for many years.

Bill was president of the booster club, director of Floydada Chamber of Commerce, Floydada Lion’s Club, and was elected Employer of the Year.  He served as director of Plainview United Way, American Cancer Society, Producer’s Exchange Insurance of Dallas, South Plains Industrial Supply of Lubbock, Texas Agricultural Council in Austin, and Plains Cotton Growers of Lubbock.  He was president of the Hale County Stock Show Association and Plainview Chamber of Commerce in 1992.  He was named Texas Cooperator of the Year in 1995.  He received the Cotton Baron’s award that same year.  He was a member of Hale County Hospital Authority from 93-99.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Joanne, children Reagan Campbell (Cliff), John Cagle (Lisa), and Rusty Cagle (Sheila) all of Lubbock.  Grandchildren are Cody Campbell (Tara) of Fort Worth, Brady Campbell of Lubbock, Riley Cagle of Forth Worth, Colt Cagle (Kenia) of Lubbock, Tatum Cagle of Lubbock, and Jake Cagle of Lubbock.  Great Grandchildren are Carson, Ellis, Hayden, and Collins Campbell of Fort Worth.  Bill also leaves behind brother-in-law, Ron Vick (Jeanne), sisters-in-law Cleta (Dale) Bradley and Geraldine Foster.  He also leaves behind much loved nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Bill was preceded in death by a grandson Crockett Cagle, his parents, and his brother Jay.

A private memorial is planned.  In lieu of flowers, the family would cherish your messages, memories, and condolences on this page.  Special thanks and appreciation to Wedgewood South and to Texas Hospice.

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17 Comments on “Bill Cagle”

  1. Joanne. Many prayers for you and your children. Bill was a great man. Love and hugs to all.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Knowing his children and grandchildren, I can imagine that he was incredibly proud of the legacy that will carry on through each of you. This amazing family in itself is a tribute to a phenomenal man.

    Love y’all.


  3. Bill was a wonderful guy. I was so sorry to learn of his passing. Cindy and I are praying God will speed the healing process for your grief, which we share. Van May

  4. My sincere condolences on Bill’s passing. Sending my thoughts and prayers .

  5. Our prayers are lifted for Bill’s beautiful family and praises raised for him in his homegoing. He was a blessing to those in his life. God bless him. God bless you, his loved ones.

  6. May the peace found only through Jesus hold you during this sad time. He sounds like an awesome man and I know through John, Lisa, Tatum and Jake, that he has left a legacy of family and good character. God bless you all.
    D’Ann McGuire

  7. What a beautiful life he led and beautiful family left to cherish his memory. I can see his smile as he watched his children play sports or Reagen cheering on the sidelines. He always had kind words for everyone. I know you all will miss him but what precious memories you have to bring smiles to your faces. Hugs and prayers to you all. His faith was always strong and he is rejoicing in the ever after!🙏🏻😘

  8. Bill and Joanne were my “other parents”. They shaped me in ways they will never know. I am thankful to have had Bill in my life and, Joanne, I’m praying for you to have peace in knowing what an impact you both had on my life! I’ve loved you for so many years!

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about Bill. I know Joanne you are lost without Bill right now but what beautiful memories you have in the days ahead. I just know Dad was waiting on their reunion. My prayers are with you and your family today and the days ahead. Love you both. Iantha Smith

  10. Please know I care and keep all in my prayers. This has been such a difficult time for you Joanne and your children. May God bless all.

  11. Papa Bill, that’s what we all called him! What a man! I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Reagan, John, Rusty, your dad was an amazing person. I feel very blessed having known him and your Mother! Oh the memories!

    …..Touchdown Hatley

  12. Brady,

    I was saddened to hear that your grandfather passed away. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

  13. To the family of Bill Cagle, I wish to express my deep sorrow for your loss of a great man, a giant of a man, and statesman. Bill always welcomed me into his co-op and was always so warm and accommodating. He was a tremendous service to others. If I have one regret, early on, Bill was one of those five or six people in life where upon seeing them, your brain went into malfunction mode or “senior moment” mode. Even though I saw him countless times during the year, I would get a mental block upon seeing him. That always bothered me and I know it must of bothered him. As we grew closer and closer over the years, Bill and I became quite close and I admired & learned from his ability to manage.

    When he walked into a room, it was as if the whole audience went silent because of his presence —- almost like a celebrity entering the room. Take satisfaction that Bill left quite a trademark and footprint on the lives of many people connected to agriculture, the rural way of life, and cooperatives. Even under the greatest of pressure, he always had time for others first. Must have been quite a family and dad! Again, he left a mark on many people simply by the many activities he was involved in —– church, social, leadership roles, community and much more!

    Although I never saw him in his later years, I would always ask about him from other friends in the Lubbock area. I did keep up with one of his sons – John – because when I visited Lubbock I always seemed to get out to Cagle Steaks for a great meal. Bill led a full, rewarding and enriched life and I’ll never forget the mark he left on mind.

  14. Joanne, Reagan, John and Rusty, I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I always thought he and my Dad (R.D.) favored one another. I know well how hard it is to say goodbye. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Josh and I are so very sorry for your loss! Praying for you all during this time!

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