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Armiger "Jay" Jagoe Jr.

April 27, 1921 — April 4, 2021

Armiger Louis Jagoe, Jr of Gulfport, Mississippi, long-time resident of the Washington DC area and most recently of Chicago, Illinois, died peacefully at home with his family at the age of 99 on April 4, 2021.

Beloved husband of Eva Noble Jagoe for 62 years.

Treasured father of Armiger Jagoe III (May), Maria Jagoe Plaxco (Jared), George Jagoe (Leslie) and Eva-Lynn Jagoe (Imre).

Cherished grandfather of Rick, Karim, Emma, Georgy, Maddie, Sebastian, Mollie, Dima, Sommers, Liam, Garrison, and Leta.

Great grandfather of Yena, Adam, Ruby and Caitlyn and uncle of Alicia Naranjo Noble and William Maddock and the late Royston Maddock.

Jay was a "Southern Boy",
a decorated Air Corps veteran of WWII,
an entrepreneur and mentor,
a bonsai gardener and bird watcher,
an intrepid traveler and dog-lover,
a passionate writer and humanitarian,
a “joyful Catholic” and eternal optimist.

He spent the last years of his life preaching the gospel of "I Love Being Old: The Last Phase of Life Can Be Made the Best", and he lived this credo every day.

He added the nickname TMBOOE to his official correspondence during the last decade of his life: "The Most Blessed One on Earth."

He was a tireless networker -- and made the art of "staying in touch" a life passion until the day he died, always with the goal of making people feel better about themselves and their lives.

He didn’t do goodbyes.
He did "I-love-you’s" and "you're great's".

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