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603 South Center Street
STATESVILLE, NC 28677
Phone: (704) 873-3611
Fax: (704) 872-2589
Howard Taggert

Howard Calvin "Jack" Taggert Jr.

Wednesday, February 9th, 1927 - Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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Mr. Howard Calvin Taggert, Jr., 92, of 696 Triplett Road, Cleveland, NC passed away at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville on Saturday, April 20, 2019, following an extended illness. Jack, as he was affectionately called, was born in Iredell County on February 9, 1927, and was the son of the late Howard Taggert, Sr. and Annie Goodman Taggert. He was married to Annie Mae Hargrove Taggert, who survives. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by nine siblings, Robert Taggert, Henry Taggert, William Taggert, Margaret Taggert, Marion Taggert Heaggans, Lucille Taggert Wilson, Bertha Taggert Carr, Rachael Taggert Davidson and Haldren Taggert Davidson.
He was a graduate of Unity High School and served with the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, the National Defense Service Medal, and United Nations Service Medal; and received the rank of Sergeant. He retired from Troutman Industries as a Sewing Machine Machanic and also retired from L. B. Plastics. He was a faithful member of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church where he served on the Elder Board and the Deacon Board.
In addition to his wife, Annie H. Taggert of the home; he leaves to cherish the memory of his life two daughters, Kathy Taggert and Rita L. Taggert, both of Statesville; brothers-in-law, Cornelius (Eller Wease) Hargrove of Cooleemee and Ernest (Nellie) Hargrove of Mocksville; sisters-in-law, Ethel H. Trimiar of Mocksville, Alberta H. McEachern of Salisbury, Beaurene H. (William) Polk of Harrisbug and Sallie Marie Carr of Greensboro; a host of nieces and nephews, Ketto (Shelia) Davidson and LaBron Davidson, Cora Bell Knox, Mae Lois Poole, Annie Mae Davidson, Mildred (Jerry) Patterson, Haldren Clark, Furrell J. Davidson, Sharon (Michael) Cowan, Melinda (Dietrich) McDonald, John Marshall Heaggans, DeCarlo Wilson, Clyde Davidson, Jr. and Ruby Woods; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted be conducted Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church. Reverend Timothy Porter, Pastor, will officiate and burial will follow in the National Cemetery in Salisbury with Military Rites. Mr. Taggert will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 12:30 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.
Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times. Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Taggert at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Taggert Family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church
    Address
    Mt Tabor Church Road
    CLEVELAND, NC
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church
    Address
    Mt Tabor Church Road
    CLEVELAND, NC
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    Officiant
    Reverend Timothy Porter
  • Interment

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 |
    When
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019
    Location
    National Cemetery
    Address
    501 Statesville Blvd
    SALISBURY, NC 28144
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Odell Williams

Posted at 03:29pm
Cousin Annie Mae and Daughters, we were deeply sadden to hear of the passing of your dear Howard. We pray that God will comfort you as you remember the good times and precious years that you and Howard shared. May God continue to bless you and your family. With all our love, Odell and Vivian
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Roxanne Newton & Michael Morrison

Posted at 10:38pm
We send our love and deepest sympathies at this time of sorrow and remembrance. We are thankful for getting to know Mr. Taggert and always enjoyed his stories and the pecans and tomatoes he shared with us. The peach tree he gave us bloomed so pretty this year. Our thoughts will be with you.
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Otis Bailey

Posted at 05:41pm
Otis Bailey Jr Clayton, Indiana Kathy, very sorry for your loss.
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