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John Haggard | 1941-2017

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
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John Haggard

John Haggard, 76, of Paradise, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Paradise.

Funeral was Dec. 1 at the Cottondale First Baptist Church in Cottondale with the Rev. Charles Pugh officiating. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rex Haggard, Christopher Haggard, Roger Dennis, Roger Shaun Dennis, Jim Pewitt and Jimmy Begeman.

Honorary pallbearer was Mitchell Dennis.

John was born Feb. 2, 1941, in Corpus Christi to Mack “Bunk” and Edith (Smith) Haggard. He married Linda Russell June 5, 1961, in the Baptist Church in Lubbock. John was a member of the Cottondale First Baptist Church and past president and longtime member of the Eagles. He loved woodworking and any outdoor activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Bunky Haggard; sisters Delores Herring and Nancy Haggard; mother-in-law Merlene Russell; and father-in-law Clarence Russell.

John is survived by his loving wife of 56 years; son Rex Haggard; daughter Darla Dennis; brothers Jack and Larry Haggard; and grandchildren Christopher Haggard, Roger Shaun Dennis and Mitchell Dennis.

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