Ercel M. Hager, 94, of Lake Mexia, passed away March 12, 2015 at his residence. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 13, at 4 p.m. at Mexia City Cemetery. Family visitation will be held prior to the service, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
Mr. Hager was born Aug. 25, 1920 to Morgan David and Eulla Elliott Hager. He served during World War II, from 1942 until the end of the war, during which he drove a tank in the Army and landed in Normandy on D-Day. He was a hardworking man who was loved by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his children, Richard Hager, Loretta Hager and David Hager; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Serving as pallbearers are Michael Hager, Jody Hager, Cole Hager, Morgan Hager, Jordan Yarborough, Cade Hawkins, Jaylen Meyars and Logan Yarby.