Donald Erwin (Jag) Jagger
Funeral services for Donald Erwin Jagger are scheduled for Friday, January 9, 2015, at 1:30 P.M. at Faith Baptist Church in Iowa Park with Bro. Dennis Neal officiating. Interment will be at 10:00 A.M. at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, with Bro. Jason Williams officiating. Funeral services are under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park.
Don was born March 3, 1932, in Hubbard, Ohio, to Carl Erwin and Eva (Hanes) Jagger. He passed from this life on January 5, 2015. Don worked hard all of his life. Before his mother signed for him to join the U.S. Air Force at the age of 17, he cleaned out barns and then later worked at an Italian restaurant for 2 years. While stationed at Carswell AFB he received his GED diploma in 1952. Don and Annie Laurie Jackson were married Oct. 5, 1952, at the First Methodist Church in Hurst, TX. They were married 56 years before her passing in 2009. He held many positions during his 24 years in the Air Force including: shoe repair, supply inspector, parachute repair, fabric repair on aircraft, and worked on the MIMS. Don served 1 year in Korea. He retired on October 1, 1972 from the Air Force. Jobs after the Air Force included welding, Whites, Howmet, and Faith Baptist Church. All would agree that he was quite a handy-man and always willing to help.
Jag, as he was called by his wife and friends accepted Christ as his Savior in December 1993. He loved his church, Sunday School class, and the role he served as deacon. He enjoyed eating at the Friendly Door and playing dominoes.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Annie Laurie, sisters Dorothy, Ella Mae, and half-brother Bill Green.
Don is survived by sons Richard Jagger and wife Brenda of Ardmore, OK; Billy Jagger of Iowa Park; and Robert Jagger, a devoted caregiver, of the home; granddaughters Elizabeth Williams and husband Jason of Wilson, OK; Rebecca Hall and husband Aaron of Oklahoma City; and Clint Jagger of Lewisville. Great-grandchildren are Tristan, Seth, Mika, Judah, and Emma Laurie Williams. He is also survived by his sister Jacqueline Roskie of Hubbard, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
Honorary pallbearers are deacons (active and inactive) at Faith Baptist Church, Jag’s Sunday School Class, Hospice of Wichita Falls, and workers from Wichita Home Health. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the missions offering at Faith Baptist Church, the Friendly Door in Iowa Park; or Gideons International. Please share your tributes with the family at www.duttonfuneralhome.com.