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Former Bagley Bait owner dies at 82

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Bill Stuart, former owner of Bagley Bait, has died at the age of 82.

Bill Stuart, a former owner of Bagley Bait, has died at his home in Bartow, Florida. He was 82.

Stuart became President of Bagley in August 1988 and took over ownership of the company from founder, Jim Bagley, later that year. His tenure lasted until 1994.

Stuart, who held a master’s degree from the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, was also involved in the ranching, mining, citrus and manufacturing industries.

He was also the co-author of the book, ‘Florida Lure Makers and Their Lures’.

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