Gerald Allen Staggs Sr.

February 9, 1941March 10, 2020

Gerald Allen Staggs Sr was born February 9, 1941 in Coleman, TX. He passed away March 10, 2020 in Abilene, TX. He was 79 years old.

He grew up in Coleman, TX where he attended school and later moved to Abilene, TX where he met and married Wanda Riley on May 25, 1963. They had 3 children together: Debbie, Allen and Mason. Gerald worked for Fraley Butane/Dono Oil Co. for 30 years before retiring in January of 2000. He enjoyed his retirement spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gerald loved his morning walks at the mall, around his neighborhood and Red Bud Park. He loved anytime he got to spend with his grandchildren and great grandchildren attending any and all of their different school and sports events.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Brenston and Martha Downey Staggs, 2 brothers, Clarence and Brad Jr, and 1 sister, Joyce.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Wanda Riley Staggs and their children, Deborah Staggs Diaz of Abilene, Gerald “Allen” (Robin) Staggs of Abilene, Mason (Amber) Staggs of Buda TX, and his daughters Thelma Staggs and Martha Staggs, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind 1 sister, Frances Paige of Abilene, 2 brothers, Raymond Staggs of Tennessee and Jackie Staggs of Abilene, TX.

Visitation will be from 2- 3pm at Elliott-Hamil funeral home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX on Sunday March 15th with services at 3 pm and graveside to follow immediately after service at Potosi cemetery.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • Burial Sunday, March 15, 2020


Gerald Allen Staggs Sr.

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Tessa Jazdzyk

March 17, 2020

Mr. Staggs was loved by so many. He was the most caring, selfless, and hardworking person that I had the pleasure to know and call my friend. I will never forget his famous lines and teasing. He always said “you be careful, honey” before saying goodbye. Will miss him always! ❤️

Martha Gibson/Staggs

March 11, 2020

Even though we didn't get to spend time together I will always love and cherish you my sweet daddy.❤