Friday, April 2, 2021

Rev. Larry Haggard

Rev. Larry Haggard, Sr., 71, of Edwards, MS, went to be with the Lord on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS. Visitation will be Monday, April 5th, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 6th, at Edwards Cemetery in Edwards, MS, with Rev. Mike Dowd, Rev. Mitchell Hedgepeth, and Rev. Buddy Bayless officiating. Porter Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of arrangements.

Born May 7, 1948, in Independence, LA., he was the oldest of five brothers. After graduating from Hub High School in Columbia, MS he relocated to Jackson, MS where he met his wife of 52 years, Evangeline (Eve) Owen Haggard.

After returning to school he earned a bachelors degree from Jackson State University in Criminal Justice. He later went on to receive his Masters for Art in Religion from Memphis Theological Seminary. He served his country in the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Army.
During his life Larry was known to be a “Jack of all Trades” and had several lines of work including working with the campus police department at Hinds Community College, accountant at Wes Way Farms, salesman for Feeders Supply, Raymond Police Dept., Owner of a Service Station, Bancorp South of Edwards/ Vicksburg, and Edwards Police Chief.

In 2005, Rev. Haggard received ordination in the United Methodist Church. He served as pastor at St. John’s in Yazoo City and later served The South Louisville Charge of Winston County which included the churches of Camp Ground, Flower Ridge and Rocky Hill. After serving in Winston County he pastored the Barlow Charge which consists of Pleasant Valley, Rehoba, and Brandywine. He retired in November, 2018. During his tenure in Winston County he was a mentor to two special friends, Scarlett Clark Shepperd, who under his influence went on to become a United Methodist Minister and pastored several years before her untimely death. He also was a counselor and adviser to Rocky Hill’s worship leader, Angela Gay, whom he called his daughter in Christ.

Rev. Haggard was preceded in death by his father, Paul Daniel Haggard Sr.; his Mother, Mary Jean Floyd; his paternal and maternal grandparents; and his brother, Paul Daniel Haggard Jr.

He is survived by his wife Eve Owen Haggard, his brothers Vernon Haggard, Arden Haggard, Daniel Haggard and sisters Ann Minton and Louise Roark. He is also survived by his three sons Larry Joe Haggard Jr. (Jenny), Ronald Leland Haggard (Theresa), and Christopher Owen Haggard. Five grandchildren Andrew Haggard (Hayley), Hannah Williams (Jeremy), Dakota Haggard, Hailey Goode (Jason), and Allie Haggard. He was greatly blessed by his great grandchildren Beau Scott Williams, Bailor Lynn Williams, Dawson Lee Goode, and Hadley Ashland Williams .