Karl Lee Baggett

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Karl Lee Baggett, 64, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, July 29, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Kan., following a brief illness. Karl was born on Aug. 31, 1952, in Nevada to Robert Lee and Nellie Viola (Crosswhite) Baggett. He married Sherri Rae Venter on Jan. 5, 1980, in Nevada and she survives of the home.

Karl grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1970 then went on to graduate from both Ft. Scott Community and Missouri Southern Colleges. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs. He farmed for Lawrence Tally for more than 10 years and also worked for Murphy Family Ventures for 16 years until he retired. Karl was an avid fan of the KC Royals and Chiefs and Missouri Tigers Basketball. He enjoyed 70s music and camping and canoeing with Sherri. He was a loving and kind husband and father and was well loved by all his family and many friends.

Survivors include his wife Sherri, of the home; one daughter, Liberty Davis and her husband, Steven, Jefferson City, Mo.; two brothers, Larry Baggett, Nevada, and Donald Kenney and his wife, Sharon, Springfield; two sisters, Karen Clark and her husband, Terry, Redlands, Calif., and Mary Nell Kenney, Bartlesville, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul Baggett and Everett Kenney; nieces, Chelsea Hood and Mimi Morton; nephew, Kevin Kenney; great-niece, Victoria Brown; and sister-in-law, Debi Wadel.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Les Brown officiating. The family invites those who wish to share your memories. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Today at Ferry Funeral Home.

You may view obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.