Baggett, Billy (Dalton)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Billy Baggett
Billy Baggett

Billy Baggett, 79, of Dalton, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017, at his residence. 

He was the son of the late John and Pearl Dotson Baggett and was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rosa Lewis Baggett. 

Billy was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army. 

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Kim Gordon and April Baggett both of Dalton, Alan and Vicky Elder of Chatsworth and Gerald and Lisa Elder of Tunnel Hill; sister, Juanita Hummingbird of Dalton; grandchildren, Courtney Phillips, Megan Elder, Josh Elder, Kelby Elder, Christian Gordon, Paxton Gordon and Payton Gordon; great-grandchildren, Cristian Phillips, Frankie Phillips and Adalyn Phillips; and nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Welcome Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Postell and the Rev. Travis Martin officiating. 

Burial will be in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service at 1 p.m. 

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

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