Stan was the kind of man who couldn't see anyone in need of help and not assist them
— Denise Grady, widow's aunt
Hagy, called "Stan" by his friends and family, was born and raised in a small farm and ranch community in southwest Virginia. As a teenager, he helped his father on his job working with horses at a local ranch.
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