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Billy Joe "Sam" Baggett

July 21, 1929 - March 21, 2013
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Billy Joe "Sam" Baggett passed away peacefully at his residence near Iowa Park, Texas, on Thursday, March 21, 2013 with his wife of 64 years by his side. Memorial services will be held at 2 PM, Monday, March 25, 2013, in the chapel at Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park, with Rev. Mike Rucker, Bible Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, officiating. Sam was born July 21, 1929 in Bell County, Texas to Francis Marion "Frank" and Jewel (Dyess) Baggett. He married Neva Joyce Paulk on August 20, 1949 in Temple, Texas. He served in the Army-Air Force from April 1946 to April 1949, after which he was employed in the fence business for 30 years. Sam...
Billy Joe "Sam" Baggett passed away peacefully at his residence near Iowa Park, Texas, on Thursday, March 21, 2013 with his wife of 64 years by his side. Memorial services will be held at 2 PM, Monday, March 25, 2013, in the chapel at Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park, with Rev. Mike Rucker, Bible Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, officiating.
Sam was born July 21, 1929 in Bell County, Texas to Francis Marion "Frank" and Jewel (Dyess) Baggett. He married Neva Joyce Paulk on August 20, 1949 in Temple, Texas. He served in the Army-Air Force from April 1946 to April 1949, after which he was employed in the fence business for 30 years.
Sam loved deer hunting and looked forward to his annual hunting trip with his nephew, Tommy Welch. His real passion was stock car racing. He didn't drive a race car, but took his jeep to the races every Friday and Saturday night for the past 55 years and didn't feel the race track could function without him there. When his youngest son, Jay, was old enough, he started driving and was later followed by granddaughter, Kelsey Rene, and close friend, Tyler Webb, while oldest son, Kirk, was their mechanic. Sam was their biggest fan and always bragged about all their accomplishments. He was inducted into the Racer's Hall of Fame in Wichita Falls in 2011.
Survivors include his wife, Neva Joyce; sons, Kirk Baggett, Jay Baggett and wife, Kelly; and granddaughter, Kelsey Rene Baggett, all of Iowa Park, Texas; granddaughter, Kelsey Paige Hodges of Wichita Falls; his best buddy, his grand-dog, Bisquit; and his sisters, Pearl Faye Vance of Bedford, Texas, Ola Mae Rutherford of Somerset, Kentucky, and Mary Sue Puckett of Belton, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Marion Dean "Bubba" Baggett, Howard Baggett, Tex Baggett, Pete Baggett, and Donald Baggett, and his sisters, Vertie Ramariz, Bobbie Louise Crawford, and Edwina Welch Reagan.
Memorials may be made to Dyess Family Cemetery, c/o O.J. Ward, PO Box 335, Rogers, Texas 76569.

"I will truly miss seeing Uncle Sam at the reunion every year. He was always so happy to be there and to see everyone. My deepest sympathies" Melinda Puckett (Belton, TX)

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