William Ray Haggard, Sr.
September 9, 1946 ~ May 3, 2023

William Ray Haggard, Sr. 76 of Rossville, GA passed away Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023.


Ray was born and raised in South Pittsburg and was of the Baptist faith. He spent several years working in Richmond, Virginia but retired after almost 30 years as a maintenance mechanic with Ahlstrom. Ray loved to play his guitar and was a talented musician. He also enjoyed spending time boating and water skiing on the river. Ray loved good food and spending quality time with his family. He was quick witted and loved to crack jokes.


Ray was preceded in death by his parents, James and Georgia Haggard; sisters, Karen McFalls and Janie Garman.


Survivors include his loving and dedicated wife, Diane Haggard; children: Keith Haggard, Tammy Minor, and Ray (Jessie) Haggard, Jr.; grandchildren: Tray Haggard, Aundrea Haggard, Jessica Haggard, Michael Minor, Shania Minor, Noah Minor, Lynzie Smith, Charleigh Grace Haggard, and Dawson Haggard; great grandchildren, Ryder Floyd and Cameron Haggard; siblings: Lynn Graham, Peggy McBee, Sharon Haggard, Pat Lee, Carolyn Williams and Angie Haggard; and many nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 from 11am until 1pm with the funeral service beginning at 1pm in the South Crest Chapel. Interment will follow in the Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, Jasper, TN.

Funeral Home in Charge

Lane Funeral Home – South Crest Chapel
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741