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John Wayne Haigood

July 20, 1958October 26, 2020
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John Wayne Haigood, of Moody, passed away Monday October 26, in Waco, Texas. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020 at First Baptist Church Moody. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m., with Dr. Tom Shelton and Reverend Josh Pruett officiating.

John Wayne Haigood was born on July 20, 1958 to Montie Len and Charles Haigood in Waco, Texas. John graduated from Moody High school in 1976, married Linda Ruth Jones in 1977, and began farming and ranching in Moody. John later became a peace officer with the McClennan County Sheriff's Department and was the Commander of the newly organized Agriplex Drug Task Force in Waco. He retired from McLennan County after 19 years of service. He served as a civilian contractor in Iraq training and establishing Iraqi police forces for three years. The last couple of years John enjoyed working on his cattle ranch with his brothers and close neighbors on the Teague farm. John was a member of First Baptist Church of Moody and the Moody Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed a lifetime of being outdoors and countless hunting trips with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother Kevin Wayne Haigood.

Survivors include mother, Montie Len and husband, Ned Watkins; father, Charles Haigood and wife, Patricia; brothers, Cary Watkins, and wife ,Teresa, Charles Watkins and wife, Katherine; sister, Kristi Wilk and husband, C.J.; sons, David Haigood and wife, Megan, Charles Haigood, Mike Haigood; grandchildren, Avery and Elly Haigood; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

The family would like to thank their friends and nearby neighbors, the Van Cleef and Myers families, for their support and friendship the past couple of years. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Baptist or First United Methodist Churches of Moody.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 31, 2020

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Steven Dowell

November 1, 2020

To the entire Haigood family, my condolences for your loss.

I met John through my good childhood friendship with Mike, and I have to admit I was always intimidated and impressed by the stories Mike would share with me about John’s service as a peace officer and his time in Iraq. Even today in the army myself as a Military Police officer, I still retell others of the stories I heard of when John had helped bring back law enforcement to the New Orleans area after hurricane Katrina, when he put a lone star ring shaped bruise in the face of a fleeing criminal as part of the drug task force in Central Texas, and when he took his Iraqi police trainees to a pool to relax after training the hell out of them. I also remember staying the night at the Haigood house back around the Christmas timeframe and waking up at about 2am to see John getting dressed with his police gear. I asked where he was going and he said, “to serve another warrant the judge just signed.” It was then I realized the dedication John had to protecting the community during all hours and holidays. That influence and impact on me continues today.

I pray for peace for you all during this time. Rest In Peace, Mr. Haigood.

- Steven Dowell
Seattle, WA

Judy Kuper

October 31, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Prayers for Ruth and the family

Ronny Bredemeyer

October 30, 2020

To all of the Haigood Family. I am very sorry to see of John's passing!! I met him many years ago at his Brother's Funeral, And I worked with his Dad Chuck out at Mars for many years!! Kevin also worked at the Plant for a short time, before his passing!! And I also met his Sister Kristi when she came out to the Plant one time to have lunch with her Dad!! I'm very, very sorry to see/read of John's passing!! I know that he was a good Christian Man, a good Father/Husband/Brother/Uncle, because I know how he was raised!! LORD please be with all of the Family and Friends at this time!! Because I know just how hard it must be to let John go!! He is going to be terribly missed by many!!! And to the Family!! Please hang on to the good/fun times that 'each' of you had with John!! And John had just got into the prime of his life!! plus he should have had another thirty(30)good years left!! Again,, ''GOD bless all of them''!!! Rest-In-Peace John!! We will all see you again some day!!

Irene Kostroun

October 29, 2020

MY mom , Lanelle Richards, and i send our love and prayers for the family, John Wayne was the cutest little boy id ever seen, our hearts are breaking for you all

Ann Dickenson

October 28, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you that you can find peace. John was a good man and will be missed by many who knew him.

John Pratt

October 28, 2020

Our condolences to the family for their loss. John and Barbara

Theresa Barker

October 28, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for you.

Judy Slentz

October 28, 2020

The Slentz family is praying for comfort and peace. We send our love and support to all of you.

Millie Brown Spoonts

October 27, 2020

May God give strengths & comforts, to Johns family through this difficult time💕
Love & prayers to you all🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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