Friends, family grieving unexpected death of Bedford business owner

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BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Signs and messages are now posted on several businesses in Bedford as friends and family members begin the healing process of the unexpected death of a beloved business owner.

Mark Agee (Photo Courtesy: Beale's Brewery)

Mark Agee died Sunday when the car he was driving ran off the road and flipped several times. "He was just a well-rounded individual. Nothing bad about him. Didn't have a mean bone in his body. Always fun to be around," said Bryson Foutz, the head brewer at Beale's Brewery and BBQ.

Thirty-one-year-old Agee co-owned Road Connections in downtown with his brother and most recently started working at Beale's Brewery. "We called him our Airstream Captain," recalled Foutz.

Foutz says Agee was always on the ready to hook up the Airstream - the brewery's mobile trailer - and haul it to different locations for events. "He was always here, always having a good time, always popped in on lunch breaks and what not to make sure everything was alright …"

Family member told WDBJ7 that they were comforted to learn of a couple of bystanders that were with Agee after the crash.