John Dalton Baggett, age 73, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 following a brief illness. John was born May 30, 1940, in Rocky Mount, NC, son of the late Evander McIver Baggett and Beatrice Hall Baggett.
John was a graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School Class of 1958 and attended Campbell College. His life-long profession was in outdoor advertising and as a media buyer for RJ Reynolds, serving the southeast and southwest USA. He spent his last 20 years in Hendersonville, NC, where he retired. He was bold and held himself and others to high standards. His handshake was his bond, and he brought joy to everyone he knew. His generosity and his outgoing personality was his path in life to his family and friends. He was dedicated to his family and was lovingly referred to as Papa John by his granddaughters and other children who knew him. He will truly be missed.
John is survived by his loving and devoted son and daughter-in-law, John Christopher and Linda Sue Baggett, two granddaughters, Nina Baggett and Lana Baggett and wife, Celia Brake Baggett all of Richardson, Texas, cousins, Diane Spicer Burgess of Rocky Mount, T. R. Spicer and wife, Claudia, of Ocala, Florida, C. E. Strickland and wife, Ginger of Rocky Mount, Charlotte Cook and Mary L. Bonafede of Beaufort, South Carolina.
A memorial service will be held at Arapaho United Methodist Church, Richardson, Texas and interment will be held at the Brake Cemetery in Edgecombe County. The date of the interment will be announced later.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any Scottish Rites Hospital, Four Seasons Hospice, Elizabeth House, 571 Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or a charity of one’s choice.