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February 9, 1944 - December 1, 2021
Funeral Home Russon Mortuary Farmington
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Dick was born on February 9, 1944, in Tallahassee, Florida, to Charlie Carl Baggett Sr, and Hattie Faye Walker Baggett. He was the youngest of 5 children, with 1 brother and 3 sisters. At the age of 9 months, the family relocated from Georgia to Utah to be gathered with the Saints in Zion.
He grew up in Salt Lake City and attended West High School graduating in 1962 where he played sports, music and found his future wife Jeanette Kay Belka.
Immediately after High School and desiring to becoming a Doctor, Dick joined the U.S. Army, becoming a Medic and Paratrooper proudly serving in the elite U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets) 1st Special Forces Command, 19th Special Forces Group at Camp Williams, Utah.
He attended the University of Utah and Weber State College studying Pre-Medicine but found a natural talent in sales and marketing. He later combined these experiences and enjoyed a career in Medical Sales were he covered the entire Intermountain Region. He was also a volunteer fireman, Emergency Medical Technician and one of the first paramedics for the South Davis County Fire Department.
Dick & Jeanette moved to Bountiful in 1964 where they would raise their 7 children.
He remained true to the faith throughout his life, serving as Young Men’s president, Sunday School president, Elder’s Quorum president, LDS Missionary at Temple Square, Stake High Council, Bishop and held many other church callings.
He was very passionate about being in the great outdoors – hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, skiing and never missed an opportunity to get away from it all.
Dick is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Jeanette; brother-in-law Glen (Keen) Belka; children Richard Jr (Teresa), Brett (Kristie), Shelly, Rebecca/Widow of brother Scott (Mike), Steven (Bethany); as well 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Charlie C. Sr & Hattie Faye Walker Baggett, his brother; C. Carl Jr (Carolyn) Baggett sisters; Chaille (Lee) Ellis, Lucretia (Ron) Jensen, Charlotte (Larry) Taggart; sister-in-law Leona Belka Lui Minor; and sons Mark William Baggett, Scott Perry Baggett and Dave Paul Baggett.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, Dec. 05,2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm, at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1941 North Main St., Farmington UT 84025. Funeral Services will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Monday, Dec. 06, 2021 at the same location with a viewing 1 hour prior to services from 9am to 9:45am.
Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery following the Funeral Service.
For those wishing to attend virtually, the service will be streamed live on Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/russonmortuary/videos/?ref=page_internal.
Services will also be streamed under this obituary beginning at 10:00 AM.