Ed Baggett remembered
service, reception after,
dinner at home, many
photos of Ed
died at Hospice Austin, six days after being taken there.
Previously, he was cared for by his wife Dottie, and by the
Hospice of Austin at their home located in Bastrop County.
(Note Ed was initially diagnosed with cancer 8 years ago).
memorial page has been updated
after a funeral held Sunday 5th July 2015 at
a reception by
afterwards hosted by Dottie's family.
Friends come from all over the US: those who attended,
in addition to Dottie and Ed's family and local friends, were
Camp Huntington, Mary Eggert, Emily & David Farra, George &
Leslie Mims, Diane & Bob Andrew, Sam & Nan Credle, Topsy & Bob
Woodson, Jeff & Sylvia Schiffmayer, Owen & Kathy Barker, Oressa Wise,
Rob Blain, Rick Roberts, David
Pulkingham, Martha Pulkingham, Max Dyer,
Bill Farra and Diane Nagy
(Sherman "Herald Democrat")
The Reverend Edward Baggett was born on November 22, 1946 in
Fort Worth, Texas and passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015
following a courageous eight year battle with cancer. His
parents were Edward E. and Mary Allen Baggett. He is a
descendant of Jesse Billingsley, a participant in the battle of
San Jacinto in the Texas Revolutionary War and an early Bastrop
Ed graduated from the University of Houston in 1970. While in
Houston, he became deeply involved in the work of Episcopal
Church of the Redeemer, managing a coffee house and singing and
playing in a group called Keyhole, which later changed to the
group called Fisherfolk. In 1974, he moved to England to
participate in more music making and pastoral outreach with the
Fisherfolk, who were well known internationally. The group,
including Ed, performed at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
which displayed amateur music and theater groups. Ed returned to
the states in 1980.
In 1985, he married Dorothy (Dottie) Irene Cloughly of Sherman,
Texas. From 1992-1995, Ed attended Trinity Episcopal Seminary in
Ambridge, Penn. He was ordained a priest in 1996 in the Diocese
of Erie. Ed then served parishes in Alexandria, Louis.;
Corsicana, Texas; Pittsburg, Texas; Atlanta, Texas, and
Winnsboro, Texas. He was also a hospice Chaplin for 7 years.
Ed leaves many who will mourn him including his wife of 30
years, Dottie; sister, Jessica McComb (Jack); brother, Stephen
P. Baggett (Dora). His parents and a sister, Mary Belle Baggett,
predeceased him. Other relatives include stepsons Jon Yates
(Shelly) and Austin Yates (Teri) and four dear grandchildren.
Survivors also include sister in law, Cecilia Cloughly (Frank)
and Clara Doerr (Ronnie). Additionally, he will be missed by his
three nieces and three nephews and their families. Finally, Ed
leaves three Missouri cousins and their families, friends from
Redeemer and churches he has worked with, his two beloved
dachshunds, Savannah Rose and Rosemuffin, and longtime friends
Bob and Susan Crone.
Ed loved Baskin & Robbins lemon custard ice cream, nature and
Texas Hill Country, books, Texas history, and had a small knife
collection. Ed wrote and performed church songs most of his
life. One of his songs, "We Really Want to Thank You, Lord" was
published in a church hymnal and translated into 26 languages.
He wrote several songs about Dottie and sang one at their
wedding. He also published a book of poetry.
A memorial service will be conducted at Calvary Episcopal
Church, 603 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas on Sunday, July 5,
2015 at 3 p.m. under the direction of the Reverend, Lisa Hines,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Calvary