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Obituary: George Jaggers, Columbus

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George E. Jaggers, 86, of Grand Avenue, passed from this life at 7:20 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Mr. Jaggers was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was stationed in the Philippines and served during the Atomic Bomb testing and played baseball on the Navy baseball team.

He was a truck driver with Teamsters Union Local 135, retiring in 1983 after 30 years of service.

Mr. Jaggers was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and Columbus Moose Lodge. A sports enthusiast, Mr. Jaggers was an avid golfer and NASCAR fan.

The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Virgil Clotfelter officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 12:30 p.m. until service time Wednesday.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery. Full military rites will be presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion.

Online condolences may be sent to the Jaggers family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in LaRue County, Kentucky November 27, 1926, Mr. Jaggers was the son of Luke and Rosa Kessing Jaggers. He married Frances Sharon Ward April 23, 1955.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years; sons, Rick (Erin) Jaggers of Columbus and David (Shannon) Jaggers of Marysville, Ohio; grandchildren, Kyle, Cassidy, Abby and Haley Jaggers; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Jaggers was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.

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