Claude Ray Haggard

Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:08 PM

Claude Ray Haggard, age 64, Seymour, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, December 16. He was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church; member of Sevier Masonic Lodge #334; and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was proud to serve his country. Preceded in death by parents Charlie and Gladys Haggard.

Survivors, loving wife of 39 years, Joyce; sons, Jeff (Crystal) and Dwaine( fiance’ Bethany); grandchildren, Austin, Tanner, and Samora; brothers, Charles (Shirley), Paul(Ruby), James, Jack (Gale), Roy (Mary Ruth), and Gary (Pam) Haggard; sisters, Thelma (Johnny) Parker and Sharon(Steve) Cox; many special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, at Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 E. Simpson Road, Knoxville, TN, 37920. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel, Rev. Steve Evans officiating. Graveside service with military honors will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Highland South Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beulah United Methodist Church, 907 Kimberlin Heights Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920. Please sign Mr. Haggard’s online register book at