Posted: Nov 06, 2019
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre
Thomas Ray Daggett was born July 4, 1932 in Parkersburg, West Virginia and went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his father Byron Lewis Daggett, mother Bernice Rae Compton Daggett, and eldest son Michael Lewis Daggett.
Thomas is survived by Wandalene Murphy Daggett, wife of 66 years, Brothers: Bill Daggett (Helen), Colbert Daggett, Johnny Daggett (Sharon), Hollie Daggett (Linda), and Children: Julianne Hunnicutt (Rick), Tommy Ray Daggett II., Jennifer Daggett Longo (Scott), and Melissa Daggett Self (Wesley).
Grandchildren (12): Justin Daggett, Byron Daggett, Courtney Daggett Givens, Megan Hunnicutt Gardner, Richard Hunnicutt II, Olivia Daggett, Makenzie Daggett, Tommy Ray Daggett III, Kaitlyn Longo LaRochelle, Reagan Longo, Ashley Self, Harrison Self.
Thomas also has 11 Great Grandchildren.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” Psalms 127: 3-5
Tom took basic training at Pearl Harbor and served from 1951-1953 in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division, Screaming Eagles, during the Korean War.
He was a servant of our Lord Jesus Christ and served in His Church faithfully, which defined his life as a faithful Husband and Father. Tom remained active in the Lord’s service until the very end. He served as an Elder and Deacon in the Church and taught Bible classes for nearly 70 years and was steadfast in his salvation through Jesus Christ.
Tom enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He and his brothers would often come home from work on Fridays and proceed to spend the entire night in the woods Coon hunting. For most of his vacations, he took his family camping in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, where they learned virtues and tolerance.
Tom was without a doubt a family man that could always be looked to and counted on as a pillar of strength and stability; a man that would try to never miss his children or grandchildren’s activities. He taught family to always gather and be in fellowship.
It is difficult to put into words a life wo well lived, so we will say that Tom loved and was loved.
“…He has told you what is good, O man, and what does the Lord require of you? To Act Justly, to Love Mercy, and to Walk Humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Services will be on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial will be in the Crum Ridge Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.