Lawrence Haggard, 92, Wellington: July 10, 1921 – Oct. 7, 2013

first_imgLawrence D. Haggard, 92, died peacefully from this earth on Monday, October 7th at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He was born at Howard, Kans. on July 10, 1921. His family moved to Wellington when Larry was 9 years old; Larry has resided in Wellington his entire life.  He graduated from Wellington High School in 1939.Larry served in WW II in the Air Corp stationed state side.  Larry was awarded an Honorable Discharge as a Corporal in 1946.  Larry has been a proud member of Tom Schwinn American Legion Post #90 for 69 years where he served in various leadership roles.On April 7, 1945, he married the love of his life Virginia Leigh Dennis. Together, they had one son, Dennis W. Haggard.  In addition to their one child, Larry and Virginia impacted a great many children in their lifetime; generations of children summered on the Haggard farm where they developed excellent work ethics and many happy memories under the guidance of Grandma and Grandpa Haggard.Larry believed in hard work – he was in feed sales at Pay Way Feed, he was a farmer where he raised pigs and wheat, he worked on B-52s while employed at Boeing and he worked as a custodian at Lincoln Elementary and Roosevelt Schools for USD #353. He had a dry sense of humor and a quip for every story.He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, and his father and mother, William Henry Haggard and Norma (Bell) Haggard along with his siblings, Iris Gilbert, Rex E. Haggard, Vera Hall, John A. Haggard and Billy Jr. Haggard.Larry’s survivors include his son, Dennis and Donna Haggard of Stoddard, WI, his grandchildren, Heather Haggard, Travis and Sue Haggard, Teneille Haggard and James Thoms and two great grandchildren, Riley Haggard and James Teneille Thoms.  Larry also leaves behind a number of friends that will miss his anecdotes and humor.  A very special thank you is extended to the staff of Sumner Regional Medical Center 2nd Floor Nursing Staff — you have made the last five years of his life….in Larry’s words “downright enjoyable”.Per Larry’s request, there will be no services.  Donations can be made to Larry’s memorial for the Avenue of Flags.  Donations can be left at or mailed to Frank Funeral Home, 417 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img

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