John Royce Baggett, age 73 of Springfield passed away at his home on May 6, 2022 surrounded by his family.
Mr. Baggett was born on January 4, 1949 to the late Charles Vaden and Edna Earle Baggett in Springfield and is a graduate of Greenbrier High School. He joined the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. Mr. Baggett worked for many years at Conwood Tobacco before he retired.
He was described as a good ole country boy, Mr. Baggett would help anyone in need, his priorities in life were Family, Friends, and Farming. He was a quick thinker and had a wry sense of humor and he knew more about cars than anyone around. Just a few days ago one of Mr. Baggett’s longtime friends called and had some question about buying a new car. He belonged to the Tobacco Car Club for many years and loved his Black 1963 Impala. After the car club dispersed a few years ago, Mr. Baggett began spending more time with his military buddies at VFW Post 2120.
Mr. Baggett is survived by his wife Susan Baggett; son, Charles (Jennifer) Baggett; grandchildren, Riley Baggett, Matthew Stark and Christopher Stark; brother, James David (Carolyn) Baggett and sister Teresa Hudgens.
A Military Graveside Service will be held on Monday, May 9th at Noon at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Vistation with the family will be held on Monday from 9am until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request that you do something nice for a stranger and pass on John’s goodwill to others around him.
These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437