Victor Lee Baggett Sr., of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, passed away on November 11, 2016. He was born at the Baggett homestead in Montgomery County, Tennessee on September 19, 1923, the son of Rev. Ben T. and Grace (Wood) Baggett.
He was a faithful Christian, a progressive educator and a talented craftsman and volunteer that contributed to 63 church mission trips, both local and worldwide, which helped make a difference in the lives of others. Vic considered these mission trips the highlight of his life’s work. Vic was also a farmer. He often started conversations with new acquaintances by saying “I have a little farm in Tennessee…..”. He first bought his farm at 19 years old and it became his passion.
He attended 13 different schools before graduating high school. After graduation, he hitchhiked to Indiana and sold Southwestern Bibles. Vic graduated from Austin Peay State College in 1963 with a Master’s degree in Education. Vic taught Sunday school at Crievewood United Methodist and Adams United Methodist for 60 years. He was a member of Adams United Methodist Church for 69 years. He was married to the late Janet Bacon Baggett for 18 years and together they raised two treasured sons.
Vic valued education and he was proud to see all grandchildren graduate from college. Ever the educator, Vic taught his sons and grandchildren there is no excuse for poor craftsmanship. A job well done rarely takes more, or less time than a job poorly done. He also instilled in his family a strong faith and modeled that all should stay in touch with God.
Vic is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ruth Stine. He is survived by sisters Juanita Mimms and Lelah McClearen; his sons, Lee and Ben, their wives Jackie and Mona, and three dearly loved grandchildren, Terry, John and Lauren. He was able to welcome two grand- daughters-in-law to the family as Terry married Asimwe in May 2013 and John married Jenny in October 2014. He was adored by members of the Stine, Mimms and McClearen families. Vic positively influenced their lives. Countless personal and professional friends will also mourn his passing.
A life celebration service and burial will be held on December 3, 2016 at Adams United Methodist Church beginning at 11:00 a.m. A visitation with the family will be two hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Adams United Methodist Church.
Sherman Creek, Jr., 82, of Cedar Hill, died Thursday November 10, 2016 at North Crest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday November 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Woody officiating. Interment will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Jamie Creek, Jack Suter, BJ Suter, Chase Norris, James Rippie, Jackie Bryant, Mike Willwerth, and Tony Walton. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Pulley, Jamie Pulley, Billy Braswell, and his grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Creek was born November 22, 1933 in Robertson County to the late Sherman and Flossie Ann Bagwell Creek, Sr. He was a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Army. Mr. Creek served a total of 23 years in the military, with three tours in Korea. After his military retirement, he drove for S&F Pick-up and Delivery. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion Post 45. Mr. Creek enjoyed fishing, putting puzzles together, yard work, and being a mechanic. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife: Helen Creek, his daughter: Terresa Bryant, his great grandchildren: Lydia and Zayden Norris, his brother-in-law: Joseph Burns, and several siblings.
Mr. Creek is survived by his wife: Carol Summers Creek of Cedar Hill, son: Lawrence Creek of Greenville, KY, daughters: Linda Jackson of Springfield, Pam Suter of Cedar Hill, Shelia Walton of Cedar Hill, and Melissa Norris of Cedar Hill, brothers: Joe Robert Creek and Paul Creek both of Michigan, Terry, Dave, and Deryl Creek all of Adairville, KY, William Creek of West Virginia, and Tom Creek of Georgia, sister: Peg Sharp of West Virginia, sever grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Howard Earl Rader, age 91 of Springfield, died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Whitehaven Assisted Living in Adams. Memorial services were conducted Friday, November 11 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home. The family received friends Friday from 3 PM until the hour of service.
Mr. Rader was born December 8, 1924 in Davidson County to the late D.D. and Annie Stewart Rader. He was a charter member of Eastland Heights Baptist Church where he was still a member and was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in WWII. While in the navy, he served as a Motor Machinist Mate aboard the destroyer escort USS Walter S. Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Stewart “Red” and Paul Rodney Rader, and sister, Dorothy Annette Rader Branham.
In the fifties and early sixties he and Joe Nixon owned and operated the Auto Machine and Supply in Springfield. Several years before he retired he served as the Auto Mechanics Instructor at Robertson County Vocational School. In his spare time he loved fishing. He was also very skilled at woodworking.
Mr. Rader is survived by his wife, Dorothy Nixon Rader of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Fayrene Rader of Springfield; and grandson, Beau Nixon Rader of Springfield.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to Whitehaven assisted Living facility and NorthCrest Hospice for their love, care, and kindness. Tokens of remembrance may be made to NorthCrest Hospice. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home. Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tom Joseph Slagle, age 69, of Adams, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at his home.
No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Slagle was born April 28, 1947 in California to the late Martin and Dorothy Yager Gordon.
He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather who loved his family very much.
In addition to his parents Mr. Slagle is preceded in death by his son, Tommy Slagle and his brother.
Mr. Slagle is survived by his wife, Beth Mulherin Slagle; son, Bobby (Julia) Wright of Portland; daughter, Tammy Austin of Adams; brother, Bill (Rose Mary) Williams of Russellville, KY; and grandchildren, Victoria Wright and Megan Wright.
Age 63 of White House passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at White House Health Care & Rehab. She was born April 17, 1953 in Aiken, SC to George Turner and Anna Pearl Driver Green.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her daughters, Andrea (Andy) Hatch, Goodlettsville, TN and Rachel (Nick) McCarnan, Fairfield,Ohio; sister, Kathy (Wayne) Rhodes; 6 grandchildren, Charlie & Aylin Hatch; Skyler, Turner, Taylor and Sawyer McCarnan.
Donnie F. Wooden, age 58 of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at his residence. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier Chapel with Terry Hooper officiating. Burial followed in Owens Chapel Cemetery.
Donnie was born December 1, 1957 in Madison, TN to the late Willie F. and Hattie Lou England Wooden. He was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Faye Wooden and a nephew, Adam Wooden.
He was a Baptist and loved riding his Harley, guns and knives, his dogs and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Killom Wooden; daughter, April (Jeff Hogan) Wooden; brothers, Ronnie Wooden, Bobby Wooden; grandchildren, Tori (Dylan) Fiscus, Shelby Woods, Joanna Holden; grandchild, Jaiden Fiscus and 2 other great-grandchildren on the way.
Patricia Ann White, age 68, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at White Haven Assisted Living. Funeral services was held Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Tony Stratton and Brother Glen Ramsey officiating. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with Timothy Head, Jason Wilkerson, Gary Minnis, Rob Minnis, Sandy Lee Minnis, Danny Hankins and Ricky Hankins serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 8 from 4pm-8pm and then again on Wednesday, 10am. until the hour of service at 11am.
Mrs. White was born April 29, 1948 in Robertson County to the late Coleman and Louis Starks Minnis. She was a homemaker and assembly worker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard White; daughter, Angela White; sister, Carolyn Phelps; brothers, Robert Minnis, Wilson Minnis and Wayne Minnis
Mrs. White is survived by her sisters, Sara J. (Harold) Head of Cedar Hill and Faye Hankins of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in C/O Austin and Bell Funeral Home.
Age 80 of Madison, TN passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at her home. She was born May 2, 1936 in Dexter, MI to Frederick and Marguerite Talcott Warden.
She worked in ER admitting at Tennessee Christian Medical Center before her retirement and was a member of the Madison Campus of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She loved music, building things, including homes with her late husband. She especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Huey Nix and Earmel Newsom; grandson, Jason Shankle; 23 siblings.
She is survived by daughters, Sharen (Dale) Biggs, Cottontown, TN, Karen (Stan) Oetman, Allegan, MI, Tonya Newsom, Madison, TN and Teena Newsom, Woodbury, TN; son, Steven Nix, Madison, TN; sister, Glenna (Don) Lowell, Dexter, MI; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 11, 2016 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Julie Vega officiating. Interment followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Thursday, November 10, 2016 4-8pm and Friday, November 11, 2016 11-1pm at the funeral home. Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home In White House, Tn.