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Clarence D. Baggett May 20, 1926 - March 29, 2013

Barnes Family Funerals - Clarence D. Baggett

Clarence D. Baggett, age 86 of Ozark, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born May 20,1926 at Grandin, MO the son of Clarence and Lottie (Bounds) Baggett. On October 25,1948 he was united in marriage to Fern Bacon and they celebrated 64 years of marriage last fall. Clarence is survived by his wife Fern; two sons Jeff Baggett and wife Debbie and Tony Baggett and wife DaRinda, all of Ozark; his daughter Sherry Goes and husband Jim of Jadwin, MO; two sisters Carol Helton and Joy Porterfield; eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents four sisters and one brother. Clarence proudly served his country as a United States Marine and will be honored with services at 9:00am Monday, April 1,2012 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Pastor Mike Hamilton will officiate the burial service under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


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    Fred Hedgpeth says

    Jeff, Tony and Family. I did not have the pleasure of knowing your father, however I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I have the highest respect for those that have served our country. Your friend, Fred Hedgpeth

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    Sheila Watson says

    I was privileged to meet Clarence & Fern a few years ago after becoming their “next door neighbor,” a relative phrase considering our location in the National Forest. What a delight! Such welcoming, conscientious, witty, kind & gracious, hard working folks! Always willing to help, no matter the circumstances or hour & amazingly generous to share those wonderful tomatoes they had managed to harvest, despite the multiple antics (& adventous relocation journeys!) of various critters! Clarence spoke with such sincerity, pride & insight regarding his life & family, as well as his years in the Marine Corps during WWII. I was astonished to learn that my deceased father, another proud Marine, had a serial number near to Clarence’s, immediately apparent to Clarence that they had traveled across the Pacific on the same ship! While looking at some of Clarence’s pictures, I was again astounded to find that I recognized subtle, but distinct background features from photos from my dad! They had even later shared “R & R” time a few doors down from each other! Wow!! The stories & reflections I was truly honored to hear from Clarence are forever a priceless gift to me, as well as my family, in honor of my father!! If not for Clarence, I would not have received the additional clarity relating to a time most of us can only imagine. I am blessed to know a man of such integrity & so thankful to have such a friend! Our country is a better place thanks to Clarence, as now Heaven is.

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    Linda Johnson says

    Jeff, Debbie and boys

    We are so sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

    God bless

    Gary, Linda and Kristen Johnson

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    Linda Caldwell Trube says

    so sorry for your loss. Sherry, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Roy Bever says

    Sincere condolences to the whole family…

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    DOYCE HANKS says

    Sherry, so sorry for your loss. Please convey my condolences to your mother and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    connie [secrease] lambert says

    so sorry for your loss

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    Donnealia Thornton says

    Fern so sorry for your loss praying for your family