William Wayne “Levi” Baggett
April 1, 1943 – November 4, 2018
New Albany-William Wayne “Levi” Baggett was born April 1, 1943, to William Gayden Baggett and Mildred Marguerite Cobb Baggett. He was a simple man. He was happy with a chew of tobacco, a sprite, and his family around. He was a furniture worker most of his life until he and his brother, Glenn “Pulpwood Charlie” went into business hauling logs. He loved the outdoors, especially smelling the morning air before anyone else. He loved his dirt racing friends at Shade Tree Racers.
He retired from Hillcraft about twelve years ago when his health began to fail him. He was a strong believer in the Bible. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, a deacon, a Sunday school teacher for over thirty-five years, a mason, and served in the National Guard in his early years.
A celebration of life with Christ will be held at 2:00 p.m. November 7, 2018 at United Funeral Service with speakers Tim Baker, Adam Baker, and Mitchell Hall officiating. United Funeral Service will be in charge of the arrangements.
He leaves behind his wife, Brenda of 50 years which he took pride in; a son, Jerry; two granddaughters, Hayley Brooke Baggett (fiancé Shaun Jackson) and Hannah Lane Baggett Harris (fiancé Chad Browning) ; a grandson, Hunter Kole Baggett; a great-grandchild, Callaghan; special nephews, Tim Baker (Vickie) and Terry Baker (Lynn); great-nephews, Bill Williams, Brad, Corey, Eric, and Adam Baker; nieces, Jane West, Phyllis Tomlin, and Tracie Speck.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Glenn Williams, a sister, Doris Baker, and two nephews, Rick Williams (Betty) and Alan Williams.
Pallbearers will be Eric Baker, Cary Cobb, Ricky Cobb, Chad Coffey, Corey Baker, and Sammy Carroll. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Dale Baker, Billy Pannell, Tom Whiteside, and Terry Baker.
Visitation will be the day of the service from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at the funeral home. Celebrate with us that the Lord opened that door and said “Come in Wayne Baggett, you are a child of mine. No more pain!”
In honor of Mr. Baggett’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army National Guard flag during the visitation and service.