Jessie D. “The Don” Baggerly
August 18, 1959 – March 19, 2019
Jessie Don Baggerly was born in Victoria, Texas on August 18, 1959. He graduated from Rockdale High School in 1977.
Jessie proudly served four years, with distinction, as a Lance corporal (LCpl) in the United States Marine Corps, from 1977 until he was honorably discharged in 1981. Jessie was employed as a private security guard at Emerald Bay Community Association, Laguna Beach, from 1983 to 2000.
Jessie and Lisa lived in San Clemente in 1981. They were married on April 3, 1982. They then moved to Mission Viejo in 1991 until present day.
“The Don” was a sports fanatic. His favorite was Texas Longhorn football. Many say he was a sort of sports guru. He could recite statistics like no other. Jessie was a man of few words but always spoke his mind. He was a gifted cook and he enjoyed watching others enjoy his scrumptious creations.
He is survived by his lovely wife, Lisa; three sons: Del Allen, John Henry, and Dutchie-Boy; daughter-in-law, Katie Baggerly (Dutch). He also leaves behind three grandchildren: Royce, Isla, and Raiden; two brothers, Joe and Buddy; sister, Lachelle (Matthews); mother-in-law, Carolyn Bryant; brother-in-law, Reginald Bryant; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Royce and Jackie Marie (Guthrie), Edgar “Smiley” Bryant (father-in-law); Kevin Bryant (brother-in-law).
Repast: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3:00PM at Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurant, 26612 Towne Centre Dr, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610.
Graveside service:Monday, April 15, 2019, 2:00PMat Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518, (please arrive at 1:30PM). Arrangements are being handled by O’Connor Mortuary. *Friends are asked to give whiskey in lieu of flowers.
“I’d rather be playing football!”
- Date & Time: April 14, 2019 (3:00 PM)
- Venue: Peppino's Restaurant
- Location: 27782 Vista Del Lago #26 Mission Viejo, CA 92692 - (Get Directions)