Jim Daggs, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, September 27, 2023 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Jim was born May 24, 1940 to Rev. Charles Olen and Velma Faye (Townsend) Daggs in Sugar Grove, Arkansas. He was a member of the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene.
Jim was married to the love of his life Loretta Daggs. Together they raised six amazing children and played a huge role in the lives of their grandchildren. Jim enjoyed being on the green, being with his friends and playing the game he loved. When Jim wasn't on the golf course he was working in his shop, tinkering around and restoring golf clubs. He was an outdoors man and liked to go hunting and fishing. Jim retired from the Arkansas Highway Police Department after serving six years as the Scott County Sheriff. He was also an Army Veteran. Jim was a selfless caring person and a family man. He enjoyed spending time with his family and always wanted to see them happy. The memories made with each loved one and friend will forever be treasured.
Jim leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Loretta (Wagner) Daggs of the home and their six children: Jason Daggs and wife Wendy of Waldron, Arkansas; Pam Owens and husband Myrtie of Waldron, Arkansas; Terri Benefield and husband Johnny of Wister, Oklahoma; Sherry Hoffman and husband Randy of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Jimmy Daggs and wife Helen of Stillwater, Oklahoma; and Kenneth Daggs of Stillwater, Oklahoma. PaPa will forever remain in the hearts of his twelve grandchildren: Jacob Daggs, Jaren Daggs, Chad Owens, Shane Owens, John Benefield, Justin Benefield, Bambi Jo Benefield, Robin Cowen, Aaron Daggs, Celeste McClennan, Aimee Steanson and Logan Daggs as well as fourteen great grandchildren: Hannah Owens, Drew Owens, Cash Owens, Tate Owens, Lana Thacker, Noah Benefield, Sydney Benefield, Paisley Benefield, Mia Benefield, Jacob Benefield, Lily Cowen, Brooke Cowen, EverRae Daggs, and Nathan Daggs.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Olen and Velma Daggs and one grandson, Jase Daggs.
Jim's life celebration will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Wally Beckman officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Jim's pallbearers will be his grandsons: Jacob Daggs, Jaren Daggs, Chad Owens, Shane Owens, Drew Owens, John Benefield, Justin Benefield, Logan Daggs and Aaron Daggs.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Hannah Owens, Danny Rhyne, Benny Newberry, Ed Motley, Johnny Mize and Jim Wilmoth.
Jim's visitation will be Friday, September 29, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.