Robert "Bob" Baggott '69 June 26, 2023 11:56 AM updated: July 19, 2023 1:59 PM
Col Robert G. "Bob" Baggott
February 17, 1947 - June 3, 2023
Col Robert G. Baggott of Wichita Falls, Texas passed away June 3, 2023.
A visitation to share Bob’s memories will be held between 1 and 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2022 at Owens and Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. Interment with full military honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Bob was born on February 17, 1947 to the late Sgt. Francis Marion and Henriette (Uscier) Baggott at Eglin AFB, Florida. Bob grew up in Curundu, in the Panama Canal Zone and graduated from Balboa High School in 1965.
He was accepted into Texas A&M ROTC, Squadron 9, but went Army ROTC when he married the love of his life, Terry Barris in 1967. Bob graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1970, and entered the US Army Military Intelligence. Later he got his Master’s Degree in Education from University of Southern California, while on his first assignment in Nuremburg, Germany in 1973.
Bob was in charge of the 18th Airborne Corp Intelligence in Desert Shield/Desert Storm during the Gulf War in 1990/1991, earning a Bronze Star. Bob retired a full Colonel after 26 ½ years from the military at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and settled in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1996.
Bob was well known in the Midwestern State University (MSU) community for his writing of the 6th Man Club newsletter. Also, along with his friend, Sam Crutcher they supported MSU basketball, soccer, softball and the women’s basketball teams. Bob’s biggest notoriety was the editor and writer for over 20 years of the Aggiegram. The newsletter went out weekly every Tuesday to thousands of Aggies and friends in 34 countries and all 50 states. The Aggiegram was his gift to A&M for such a fabulous education. Robert and Terry loved the Aggies and would travel all over the country to watch them in Action.
Along with his parents, Bob was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis “Frank” Marion Baggott and Arthur (Art) Baggott; and two sisters: Maxine Baggott Nolde and Alice Baggott Gundlach.
He is survived by his wife, Terry Barris Baggott; children: Robert Gordon Baggott, Jr. and Christine Baggott Serrill and husband, Col. Ryan D. Serrill; grandchildren: Duncan Andrew Serrill and Ainsley Quinn Serrill; Sisters-in-law: Sally Baggott and Suzanne Barris Williams and husband, Dr. Cary Williams; brother-in-law, Stan Tamiyasu, nieces and nephews: Francis Marion Baggott Jr., Karen Elizabeth Barris, Jeffery Barris, Evan Tamiyasu, Blair Williams, Stephannie Williams Holley and Kimberly Williams Marr.