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Robert G. Haggard

Obituary for Robert G. Haggard

March 12, 1929 - March 24, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 90


Robert "Bob" Haggard, 90, passed away in Manchester, NH on March 24, 2019 after a brief period of declining health.

He was born in Winfield, KS on March 12, 1929 to Glenn and Nelle Haggard. He graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, KS, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, majoring in speech.

He was married to Mary Ann Waters for 38 years before she passed away. Robert was a close friend of the late Dr. John Sherwin of Manchester. Marjorie (widow of Dr. Sherwin) and Bob were married in 2006. They were devoted to one another and enjoyed over 12 years of companionship together, while spending the winters in Lakeway, TX and summers in Manchester, NH

Robert was a career military man, serving 30 years in the Marine Corps where his highest rank achieved was that of Colonel. He was a highly decorated naval aviator, having served in the Korean War as an infantry platoon leader, earning the Combat V Bronze Star. He served two tours in Vietnam. In addition, he was commander of military bases in Japan and Washington, DC. He then became a military attaché for Indonesia. He was humble about his military accomplishments, stating that "it was my duty to serve my country".

In his retirement, Bob became a successful realtor with Coldwell Banker Realtors, where he worked for 20 years.

Robert is survived by his wife of Manchester; his children, Charla and John Plotke of Murrell's Inlet, SC, Mark Haggard and Dr.'s David and Aneysa Sane, all of Daleville, VA, Ron and Dr. Connie Irick of Shawnee, KS, Dr. David and Robin Clemons of Austin, TX; three step-children, John and Betsy Akerman of Mansfield, MA, and Jim and Carol Sherwin and Jane Sherwin, all of Manchester, NH; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Services will be private. Robert will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

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