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Julius H Baggett

February 14, 1925 September 18, 2019
Julius H Baggett
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Obituary for Julius H Baggett

Julius H Baggett, 94 years old, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2019, at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood. Judge Baggett was born on February 14, 1925, and raised in Florence, SC. He was the son of the late Myrtis B Coleman and the late Julius H Baggett, Sr.

Judge Baggett lived a life of public service. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a signalman in the Navy on convoys in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. After military service, he graduated from Furman University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. A lawyer in private practice, he also served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, where he was elected House Majority Leader. In 1976, he was elected as Circuit Court Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and served in that position for 18 years. He was a devoted member of McCormick United Methodist Church.

Judge Baggett was predeceased by his first wife, Evelyn Heacox Baggett, and by a son, Julius H Baggett, Jr.

He is survived by his second wife, Dorothy Bandy Baggett; and by his children, Steve (Sally) Baggett of Greenwood, Dr. David Baggett of Summerville, Judy (Wally) Meggs of Johns Island, and Amy (Jack) Kuenzie of Columbia. He enjoyed being grandfather to 12 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:00 o’clock pm at McCormick United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Nels Ledwell, Rev. Paul Wood and Rev. Sandra King officiating. Visitation will follow after the service at the church. A graveside service will be held Monday, September 23, at 12 noon, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Florence with Rev. C. Mels Ledwell officiating.

Memorials may be made to McCormick United Methodist Church, 200 E. Gold Street, McCormick, SC 29835. Condolences may be expressed at miltonshealy.com


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Service

Sunday

22

Sep

3:00 PM 9/22/2019 3:00:00 PM
McCormick United Methodist Church

200 E Gold Street
McCormick, SC 29835

Rev. C. Nels Ledwell, Rev. Paul Wood and Rev. Sandra King officiating Visitation will be held after the service

McCormick United Methodist Church
200 E Gold Street McCormick 29835 SC
United States

Graveside

Monday

23

Sep

12:00 PM 9/23/2019 12:00:00 PM
Mt. Hope Cemetery & Mausoleum

100 Cherokee Road
Florence, SC 29501

Rev. C. Mels Ledwell officiating

Mt. Hope Cemetery & Mausoleum
100 Cherokee Road Florence 29501 SC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Hope Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

100 Cherokee Road
Florence, SC 29501

100 Cherokee Road Florence 29501 SC
United States
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