Rev. Ed Baggett remembered by friends
funeral service, reception after, dinner at home, many photos of Ed

back to our Saints page    Audio clip of his "We Really Want to Thank You Lord"  from
the "Celebrate the Feast" album
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Ed died at Hospice Austin, six days after being taken there. Previously, he was cared for by his wife Dottie, and by the Hospice of Austin at their home located in Bastrop County.
(Note Ed was initially diagnosed with cancer 8 years ago).

This memorial page has been updated after a funeral held  Sunday 5th July 2015 at Calvary Episcopal, a reception by DOK, and a dinner afterwards hosted by Dottie's family.

Friends come from all over the US: those who attended, in addition to Dottie and Ed's family and local friends, were Camp Huntington, Mary Eggert, Emily & David Farra, George & Leslie Mims, Diane & Bob Andrew, Sam & Nan Credle, Topsy & Bob Woodson, Jeff & Sylvia Schiffmayer, Owen & Kathy Barker, Oressa Wise, Rob Blain, Rick Roberts, David Pulkingham, Martha Pulkingham, Max Dyer, Bill Farra and Diane Nagy

Obituary (Sherman "Herald Democrat")

The Reverend Edward Baggett was born on November 22, 1946 in Fort Worth, Texas and passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 following a courageous eight year battle with cancer. His parents were Edward E. and Mary Allen Baggett. He is a descendant of Jesse Billingsley, a participant in the battle of San Jacinto in the Texas Revolutionary War and an early Bastrop County legislator.

Ed graduated from the University of Houston in 1970. While in Houston, he became deeply involved in the work of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, managing a coffee house and singing and playing in a group called Keyhole, which later changed to the group called Fisherfolk. In 1974, he moved to England to participate in more music making and pastoral outreach with the Fisherfolk, who were well known internationally. The group, including Ed, performed at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which displayed amateur music and theater groups. Ed returned to the states in 1980.

In 1985, he married Dorothy (Dottie) Irene Cloughly of Sherman, Texas. From 1992-1995, Ed attended Trinity Episcopal Seminary in Ambridge, Penn. He was ordained a priest in 1996 in the Diocese of Erie. Ed then served parishes in Alexandria, Louis.; Corsicana, Texas; Pittsburg, Texas; Atlanta, Texas, and Winnsboro, Texas. He was also a hospice Chaplin for 7 years.

Ed leaves many who will mourn him including his wife of 30 years, Dottie; sister, Jessica McComb (Jack); brother, Stephen P. Baggett (Dora). His parents and a sister, Mary Belle Baggett, predeceased him. Other relatives include stepsons Jon Yates (Shelly) and Austin Yates (Teri) and four dear grandchildren. Survivors also include sister in law, Cecilia Cloughly (Frank) and Clara Doerr (Ronnie). Additionally, he will be missed by his three nieces and three nephews and their families. Finally, Ed leaves three Missouri cousins and their families, friends from Redeemer and churches he has worked with, his two beloved dachshunds, Savannah Rose and Rosemuffin, and longtime friends Bob and Susan Crone.

Ed loved Baskin & Robbins lemon custard ice cream, nature and Texas Hill Country, books, Texas history, and had a small knife collection. Ed wrote and performed church songs most of his life. One of his songs, "We Really Want to Thank You, Lord" was published in a church hymnal and translated into 26 languages. He wrote several songs about Dottie and sang one at their wedding. He also published a book of poetry.

A memorial service will be conducted at Calvary Episcopal Church, 603 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 3 p.m. under the direction of the Reverend, Lisa Hines, Rector.

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