(Photo courtesy of Turner Funeral Homes)
(Photo courtesy of Turner Funeral Homes)
Longtime local entrepreneur and business leader Robert “Bob” Bagshaw passed away Aug. 6.

He was 80.

According to his obituary, the longtime leader of Bagshaw Enterprises began his career when he and his wife, Anne, and friend Marvin Payne opened their first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Jackson, Ohio. The Hillsboro KFC opened in May 1972.

Over 30 restaurants were added to the Bagshaw brand in the next 47 years, including helping over 10 family member and friends open KFC franchises. According to the Team Bagshaw website: Team Bagshaw expanded restaurant brands to include Taco Bell, Long John Silvers and A&W, with restaurants located across Ohio and Northern Kentucky. In December 2018, Team Bagshaw transitioned ownership of all their restaurants to KBP Foods.

Along with his successful history as a businessman, Bagshaw was an active member of the community in both Hillsboro and Marco Island, Fla. He served as a member of Highland Lodge #38 F&AM, BPOE 361 and Hillsboro Rotary Club in Ohio and the Marco Men’s Club and Marco Bay Yacht Club in Florida. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. 

Bagshaw had a long history of giving back to the community through charitable donations and community service.

Bagshaw is survived by his wife, Anne Lund Bagshaw; their three children, Jeanine (Jeff) Rosselot of Hillsboro, Bruce (Laura) Bagshaw of Hillsboro and Nanette (Chris) Walker of Columbus; and 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

There will be no public visitation, and funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Turner & Son Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

For more information, visit www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc or see Bagshaw’s obituary at https://highlandcountypress.com/Content/Obituaries/Obituaries/Article/Robert-E-Bob-Bagshaw/17/66/51960.