Barton Gray Nagel

Barton Gray Nagel died Nov. 24, 2015 at the age of 86. He was born March 6, 1929 in Santa Barbara to Rufus and Florence.

He served in the U.S. Navy, was active with the Los Angeles Police Department Citizens on Patrol, and was employed as a teacher at Granada Hills High School. Following his retirement in 1998, Mr. Nagel and his wife, Marcia, moved to Oakhurst, where he served on the Madera County Sheriff’s Citizens on Patrol for more than 15 years.

Mr. Nagel enjoyed telling stories, often pulling his audience’s leg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 59 years Marcia, and his son, David.

Mr. Nagel is survived by his children, Bonnie Chapman, Mark Nagel, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held last week.