Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Samuel Baggett, United States Army Veteran

Samuel Baggett was born May 14, 1955 in Temple, Texas. He passed away on March 31, 2011 in Temple at the age of 55.

Samuel was a graduate of Temple High School. He proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army. His military decorations and awards include the Army Achievement Medal and three awards of the Good Conduct Medal.

After his discharge, he worked as a truck driver for C.S.T. At the time of his death he was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church.

On April 8 interment services were held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery Columbarium at Killeen, Texas. In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders who formed a line of American flags around the committal shelter.

The United States Army Honor Guard rendered the military honors. The bugler played taps. The Honor Guard carefully unfolded the American flag that rested against the urn, and refolded it in the traditional triangle. The Army Staff Sergeant presented the flag to Samuel’s family on behalf of the President of the United States, the United States Army and a grteful country as thanks for his many years of faithful service.

Samuel’s cremains were then sealed into a niche of the columbarium wall, for all time, as the American flag flew at half-staff in his honor at the top of the hill.

Left to cherish his memory are three sons, one daughter, one brother, four sisters, two grandchildren and many other dear family and friends.

Family Tribute

God saw you getting tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So He put his arms around you,
And whispered, “Come with Me.”

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard-working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.

It’s lonesome here without you,
We miss you more each day.
Life doesn’t seem the same,
Since you’ve gone away.

When days are sad and lonely
And everything goes wrong,
We seem to hear you whisper,
“Cheer up and carry on.”

Each time we see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
“Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping
And we’ll meet again someday.

“We Love You”

With thanks to Branford/Dawson Funeral Home for biographical information.

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