Billy Carroll Haggard, extensive time Ellis County and Ennis resident, regrettably passed on Friday, Might 14, 2021, at 8:15 a.m. He was born December 12, 1930, in Roby, Texas, to Bluford Haggard and Roxie Youngblood.
Bill, as he was typically recognized, was drafted to the Armed Expert services wherever he served as a Maritime and saw combat in the Korean War. Soon after proudly serving his place, he returned to Texas in which he resided in Krum with his widowed mother, Roxy. He observed function with the Texas Highway Division and married his longtime pen mate, Barbara Isbell (Rutledge). Following transferring to Ft. Worthy of and handling the Wyatt Food Retail outlet and Pharmacy, he and Barbara experienced the initial of his a few young children, Patricia Ann Haggard (LaBounty).
He moved to Ennis in 1961 where he commuted to the Dallas Rail Garden where by he labored for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 38 many years as a switchman. He turned the father of his remaining two small children, Jana Deniece Haggard (Jennings) and Jason Carroll Haggard. He came to be embedded in the neighborhood as a Little League Baseball Mentor and a recognizable smile all around town. Monthly bill divorced and remained in Ennis, sharing daily life with his 31-calendar year sweetie, as he referred to her, Margaret Partitions. He retired from the railroad and identified a contacting to several vegetation in want of care at the nearby Walmart, the place he rose in advance of dawn to offer them with their to start with watering of the working day.
In his final times, he retained his infectious smile and a warm “whatever…” to his household and readers. He was liked by all of us whose lives he touched.
He is preceded in loss of life by his dad and mom, Bluford and Roxy Haggard his 8 siblings: CG, Bobby, Willy, Jack, Jimmy, Dora Alice, Maggie and Bertie. He is also regrettably preceded in loss of life by his first born, Patricia (Patty) Haggard LaBounty.
He is survived by Margaret Partitions children: Jana Haggard Jennings and partner Mike, and Jason Haggard and wife or husband Linda as very well as grandchildren: Kyle Jennings, Jordan and Chris Hebard, Justin and Amy Prachyl, Roxanne LaBounty, Carly Haggard, Courtney Haggard and wonderful grandchildren, Claire and Trevor Jennings.
He was a pillar of the family constantly loving and guaranteeing a powerful family members bond. He was a guy that lived his lifestyle in the manner he selected like staying generous and type until his last minute. He will be missed but hardly ever neglected by his cherished ones.
A loved ones visitation was held Thursday, May well 20, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., as very well as a memorial services on Friday, May 21, 2021, at 10 a.m. Both ended up held at the J. E. Keever Mortuary, 408 N. Dallas St., Ennis, Texas 75119. The family members welcomed any person wishing to celebrate his everyday living to go to both. Masks had been demanded to go to.