Samuel H. “Sam” Daggett, 77, of Orange, Texas passed away Sunday, June 26, at Christus Hospital - St. Elizabeth in Beaumont, Texas.
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Rev. Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, Texas.
A gathering time of family and friends to share memories will be from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born in Forrest City on February 14, 1934, Sam was the son of Samuel H. and Rebecca (Sanders) Daggett. He graduated from University of Arkansas in 1956 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He moved to Orange and worked for Firestone until his retirement.
Sam attended First Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and taught young men’s Sunday school classes for 40 years. He married his high school sweetheart and they recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.
Sam is survived by his wife of 56 years, Peggy Campbell Daggett; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Paul Westmoreland; son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Diana Daggett of Roland; grandchildren, Emilee Ogden of Dallas, Austin Daggett of Little Rock, Rebecca Daggett, Beau Daggett, Hayden Daggett and Emma Daggett all of Roland; sister, Janie Vaught of State College, Pennsylvania.; and sister-in-law, Patsy Adney of Benton.
Serving as pallbearers will be Scot Sims, Charlie Boynton, Alan Sanders, Dr. Dod Moore, Don King and Weldon Townsend. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Marty Rutledge, Dick McMillan, Charlie Phillips and all the young men he has taught in Sunday school.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1453, Orange, Texas 77631.