John Tyler Haggard, Ethel L. Wilson

John Tyler Haggard

John Tyler “Big John” Haggard, 71, of Vincennes, with his wife of 49 years, Susie, by his side, passed away late on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

John Haggard

John Haggard

On Nov. 29, 1948 he was born into his role as the second of five children of Vernard and Joan (Miller) Haggard. Those who knew him in his childhood knew him as “Big John.” To some he was John. His sons knew him as Dad and his grandchildren knew him as Gramp. His name can rarely be mentioned without talk of his drag racing days in his famous '67 Chevelle SS. Most who knew him also knew of the many bridges he built in the 33 years he worked at Vincennes Steel. He was a hard worker who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He could often be found working with his grandchildren in his garden or his wood shop. He was always working on something. 

In heaven, John joined those who preceded him in death, who are his father and mother as well as his brother, Burley “BJ” Haggard.

He leaves behind his wife, Teresa “Susie” Haggard; his sons, Todd Haggard and his wife, Misty, and Jerry Haggard and his wife, Carrie; and grandchildren, Tiffany, Johnathan, Jacob, Jade, Morgan, Michael and Bradyn; his sister Janice Reeves; his brothers, Jerry and his wife, Janie, and Jeff and his wife, Kim; his sister-in-law, Judy Haggard; as well as many nieces and nephews and many other kids who called him Gramp.

His funny stories, his wit and jokes will be missed by all who have blessed to know him.

His family will be celebrating his life and his entry to heaven with a memorial that will be announced at a later date. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral home is honored to serve the family of John Tyler Haggard.

Ethel L. Wilson

Ethel L. Wilson, 88, of Edwardsport, died on Monday, March 23, 2020.

She had worked as a TV tester for RCA before retiring and was a member of Word of Life Church.

Survivors include his children, Pam Ham , Bill Wilson and Mike Wilson.

Due to COVID-19, services will be private. Burial will be in Edwardsport Cemetery. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements, and would like to encourage everyone to leave an online condolence at www.fredrickandson.com.

FUNERALS

Baum, Donna Lee, died March 19. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service for her will be announced at a later date. Memorials: Knox County Community Foundation’s “Cantwell Family Fund,” 20 N. Third St., Vincennes, IN 47591.

Billingsley, Larry S., died March 22. Private services will be conducted on Thursday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois, and broadcast at 1 p.m. CDT on the funeral home's Facebook page. Memorials: Wabash Valley Bass Club. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Farris, Joseph Wesley, died March 22. Services: 2:30 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery and broadcast on Facebook Live through the Community United Methodist Church Facebook page. Visitation: Community United Methodist Church Memorial Garden Side parking lot, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Memorials: Community United Methodist Church, The Food Pantry, or The American Red Cross. 

Janes, Nancy E., died March 20. Private graveside services will be at Cochran’s Grove Cemetery near Windsor, Illinois. Memorials: First Christian Church, 1407 State St., Lawrenceville, IL 62439. Condolence cards may be sent to the family in care of Cunningham-Young Funeral Home, P.O. Box 522, Lawrenceville, IL 62439. Condolences: www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.

Mefford, James Robert, died March 20. Private family services will be conducted today at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Memorials: First Christian Church in Lawrenceville. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

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