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James "Larry" Haygood '61 February 20, 2017 10:15 AM updated: February 20, 2017 10:22 AM

Hillier Funeral Home obituary
4080 State Hwy 6
College Station, TX 77845
979-985-2060

Col. Larry Haygood
October 2, 1939 ~ February 16, 2017 (age 77)

Col. James Lawrence Haygood
October 2, 1939 - February 16, 2017

A memorial service for Col. James Lawrence Haygood, 77, of College Station, will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21st at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station, and the burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22nd at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Col. Haygood passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Bryan, Texas.
Larry was born Oct 2, 1939, in Fort Worth. He joined the ranks of the Texas A&M Class of ’61 as a member of Company A-1. By the time he graduated, he had served as First Sergeant of the Ross Volunteer Company, Commanding Officer of the First Battle Group, a Distinguished Student, and a Distinguished Military Graduate.
After graduating, Larry was commissioned into the Army. The determination and leadership skills he demonstrated in the Corps of Cadets were apparent throughout his 26 year military career. As an Airborne Ranger, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Among a long list of combat medals were five Bronze Stars (three for acts of valor), the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal.
The same year he graduated from Texas A&M and entered the Army, Larry married Ann Dickey of Forth Worth. Adding sons Mark and David to the mix, the family moved numerous times, from Texas to Germany to Hawaii. Eventually, they settled in Fayetteville, NC, where the retired colonel served as a financial planner for military families. After Ann passed away in 2006, Larry came full circle, moving back to Aggieland in 2012.
In College Station, Larry was fortunate to get a second chance at love when he met and married Jeanette (Jeanne) Price. The two cherished their time together, particularly enjoying traveling, attending Aggie sporting events, and entertaining guests at their home. On April 5, they would have celebrated their third wedding anniversary.
Larry was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his tales of his time in the Corps, and his love of History.
Larry was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Haygood, his mother Mildred Thomas, his stepfather, Paul Thomas, and his sister Joyce Panill.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Haygood, his two sons, Mark and Daniel Haygood, his three stepchildren, Patty Griffin and husband Jim, Kyle Price and wife Mary Beth, and Matt Price and his wife Ellen, his three brothers-in-law, Buddy Panill, Jan Dickey and Jerry Dickey, his niece, Marla Panill, his nephew, Gary Panill, and his six step-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Corps of Cadets Association (1134 Finfeather Rd., Bryan, TX 77803).


LIFE CELEBRATION
Tuesday
February 21, 2017
2:00 PM
Christ United Methodist Church
College Station, TX

FINAL MILITARY HONORS
Tuesday
February 21, 2017
2:45 PM
Christ United Methodist Church
College Station, TX

RECEPTION
Tuesday
February 21, 2017
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Christ United Methodist Church
College Station, TX

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
Wednesday
February 22, 2017
11:00 AM
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas, TX


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