Lawrence Wayne Bagley, age 80, from Amarillo, passed away on December 20, 2021. Lawrence was born on June 5, 1941, in Brownwood, Texas, and moved to Amarillo permanently in 1950. He graduated from Tascosa High School and began a 35-year career in the masonry contracting business, eventually forming his own business specializing in new construction and renovation of residential buildings in Amarillo and throughout the Texas panhandle. He also enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving in the active-duty reserves, being honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. In 1993, Lawrence put down his trowel and switched careers when he took over the Lone Star Bar and Grill on the southern outskirts of Amarillo. As owner and operator of the Lone Star for over 20 years, he strove to provide authentic Texas hospitality to countless patrons from the panhandle and across the world.
Lawrence was a member of the Khiva Shrine Director’s Staff and San Jacinto lodge of the freemasons. He was an avid outdoorsman, taking an opportunity to go fishing or hunting at every available chance. His greatest joy in life was spending time in the field with his family and friends.
Lawrence is survived by his wife Betty, sons Austin Bagley of Ft Worth and Bryan Bagley of Houston, and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Emma Bagley, and brother Ray Bagley.