Robert Lloyd Baggett, Sr.

July 27, 2019

Robert Lloyd Baggett Sr. was called home on July 19, 2019, after a brief illness. He was a man of strong Christian values and beliefs which served him well in his 84 years on earth. His deep faith helped him get through a major heart attack and quadruple bypass that gave him and his family 22 additional years together. He was proud to be a charter member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and gave back whenever possible through his involvement in many different areas of the church.

Robert was born on February 11, 1935, in Pensacola, Florida. He spent most of his life in Pensacola except for the years he was in the service. To most, he was called “Bob” but to his sweetheart he was “Hun”. When the children came along, he was called “Daddy” followed by “Paw” or “Gramps” by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a kind and gentle man, a great son, brother, husband, grandfather, friend, proud American, and devout Christian.

He met the love of his life, Gloria, in 1951. He knew his life would not be complete without his sweetheart. When he joined the Air Force in 1954, Gloria knew he would send for her and his car if nothing else. He completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. His next step would be Lowery Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado where he sent for his sweetheart and his car. They were married for 65 years. One of their greatest memories was their honeymoon hike to the top of Pike’s Peak, 14,110 feet. Together they had a beautiful life and raised three wonderful children that are forever grateful that God chose Robert L. Baggett Sr. to be their father. He taught us all so much and was active in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives up until the minute he went home.

Bob accomplished many great things in his life and to know him was to love him. He had many things he was passionate about and napping was one of them. He loved to kick back in his recliner and take a good, long rest. One of his other passions was the family farm in which he loved to go visit his son, Bob Jr. and see the hard work and effort he was putting into what is now called “Baggett Farms”.

Bob is preceded in death by his father, Thomas L. Baggett Jr.; his mother, Lois Baggett; his sister, Ouida Baggett Regan; his nephew, Daniel Regan; and his grandson, Forrest Maier Edgar.

Left to treasure his memory are his beloved wife of 65 years, Gloria G. Baggett; daughters, Vicki Baggett Hinson (Terry), and Cynthia Baggett Edgar (Pete); his son, Robert L. Baggett Jr., “Bob”; his granddaughters, April Edgar Blackwell, and Kristen Arnold Frazier (Clif); his great-grandchildren, Astley Devoe Blackwell V, “Quent”, Meadow Dianne Edgar, Kylea Grace Gibbs, Willow Dianne Edgar, and Ellie Marie Edgar; and his niece, Marcia Shannon (Don).

A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. followed by a 3 p.m. Memorial Service at Azaela Trace Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Luke United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

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