John Haggard, 76, of Paradise, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home.
Services for John are Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Cottondale First Baptist Church in Cottondale. Burial will follow at the Paradise Cemetery in Paradise, Texas. Services will be officiated by Reverend Charles Pugh. Pallbearers are Rex Haggard, Christopher Haggard, Roger Dennis, Roger Shaun Dennis, Jim Pewitt and Jimmy Begeman. Honorary pallbearer is Mitchell Dennis.
John was born on February 2, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Mack “Bunk” and Edith (Smith) Haggard. He married Linda Russell on June 5, 1961 in the Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. John was a member of the Cottondale First Baptist Church, past president and longtime member of the Eagles. He loved woodworking and any outdoor activities.
John is survived by his loving wife of 56 years; son Rex Haggard; daughter Darla Dennis; brothers Jack and Larry Haggard; grandchildren Christopher Haggard, Roger Shaun Dennis and Mitchell Dennis.
He is 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.
Arrangements are entrusted to Jones Family Funeral Home-Bridgeport.