Harold D. Jaggers, 94, of Coffeyville passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at his home.
He was born on July 6, 1924 at Muskogee, OK to Harry L. and Bessie (Ward) Jaggers. When Harold was young his family moved to the Coffeyville area where he attended James School and graduated from Field Kindley High School.
On March 3, 1943 he married Joline Walborn at Coffeyville. Following their marriage they made their home in Coffeyville.
Harold was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army from June 1943 until being honorably discharged in January 1946.
After being discharged from the Army he returned to Coffeyville where he was employed as a machinist at Continental Can, and later at Funk Mfg. Co. (now John Deere Coffeyville Works), Wheatley Valve Co. and Speer Mfg. Co. in Caney until retiring. While working as a machinist Harold and Joline also farmed for many years.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022, Coffeyville Men’s Basketball Association and a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. Harold was an avid Coffeyville Community College Red Raven sports fan, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading.
Survivors include one son, Darell Jaggers and wife, Connie; two daughters, Lois Freeman and husband, Jerry, and Cheryl Lay all of Coffeyville; one brother, Kenneth Jaggers of Bartlesville, OK; one sister, Mildred Piper of South Dakota; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Joline in 2006; two sisters, Norma Erne and Vinita Kaufman; and two brothers, Curtis Jaggers and Harry Jaggers, Jr.
A memorial service celebrating Harold’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio with Pastor Lee Passwater of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1022 and American Legion Post #20. Private inurnment will take place in Restlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.
The family suggests memorials to the Coffeyville Community College Athletic Department; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.
To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.