The Times West Virginian

June 29, 2013

Terry Haggerty


Times West Virginian

— Terry Vaughn Haggerty, 74, of Wyatt, passed away suddenly at his residence on Friday (June 28, 2013).

He was born March 20, 1939, in Bingamon, a son of the late Harlan William and Maude Shriver Haggerty.

Terry is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sandra Harvey Haggerty, whom he married on April 16, 1960.

He is also survived by his sons, Vaughn and wife Betty Boord Haggerty of Lumberport, and  Alan and wife Lori McIntyre Haggerty of Shinnston; his grandchildren, Brandon Lee Haggerty and Kristen Nicole Haggerty, both of Shinnston; step-grandchildren, Catrina and Hunter Rush of Lumberport; sister, Dorothy Haggerty Martin of Seattle, Wash.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by his sister, Melba Haggerty Bissell of Jacksonville, Fla.

Terry was a graduate of the Shinnston High School Class of 1957. He went on to graduate from Fairmont State College in 1961 and receive his master’s degree from West Virginia University. Terry was employed as a Wetzel County school teacher. He was employed by Pittsburgh Plate and later as a bus driver for Harrison County Schools. He also was a professor emeritus for Salem College (Salem-Teikyo University).

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shinnston, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and was on the administrative board. Terry enjoyed being a member of the Wyatt I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 184, the Bingamon Public Service District Board, The Lord’s Pantry, a Little League coach, as well as a former member of the Peora-Wyatt Lions Club.

Terry built the family home with the help of his father and father-in-law, Darrell Harvey. He was the caretaker of the Wyatt I.O.O.F. Cemetery after the death of his parents. He enjoyed antique cars, reading, working puzzles, woodworking, looking at old pictures on Ebay and the WVU historical pictures. Terry also loved to attend activities that involved his grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston. A funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Monday, in Shinnston, with the Revs. Robert Anderson and Toni Beecher officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday. Interment will follow at the Wyatt I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lord’s Pantry at P.O. Box 64, Shinnston, WV 26431 or to the I.O.O.F. Scholarship Fund, c/o Carl Williams, Rt. 6, Box 295, Clarksburg, WV 26301.