Diane Frances Baggett

April 10, 1953October 15, 2020

Diane Frances Baggett, 67 of Jacksonville went to be with the Lord on October 15th, 2020. She was born April 10, 1953 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Kent and Doris Jones. Diane was retired from the United States Postal Service, where she had a lifetime career.

Her many talents included building and tuning record breaking Drag bikes and writing for Hot Bike magazine. She was an avid animal lover. She treasured her horses, the farm she lived on and taking care of all the animals.

Diane was also a firearms enthusiast and expert marksman. She cheered on the Dallas Cowboys and liked to travel. To know her was to love her, she was funny, loved the Lord and will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kent and Doris Jones. She is survived by her husband Samuel L. Baggett, one son Shawn (Cindy) Covey, one daughter Tanya (Steve) Boyles, 3 Stepchildren, The late Samuel Baggett Jr. (Christy) and their daughter Jessica, Miranda (Chris) Eden, and Jerad Baggett. She had 4 Grandchildren, Justin Covey, Chase Boyles, Caitlyn Boyles and Dylan Eden and one great grandson, Eric Schmidt. Diane is also survived by 2 brothers Don Jones (Deb) and Ron Jones (Sharla).

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2020 at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Rd., NLR.

We will always carry Diane’s memory in our hearts.


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    Monday, October 19, 2020



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Mary Sixta

October 20, 2020

My brother Lowell Gadberry and I attended the visitation and met Diane's nice family. Diane's mother Doris and our mother were sisters so we shared a kinship. Lowell and I express our sorrow and prayers to the family/friends in the sad and premature loss of Diane.

vicki farr

October 19, 2020

We met Diane at the races. We have so many great memories of them and us. She was so talented . I was always in awe of her being able to work on a motorcycle. She could really make them run. It was so funny to see her working on the bike and Dave riding. Diane wrote the most wonderful story of my family in one of the magazines that she wrote for. She will truly be missed.
Love Marshall,Vicki and Traci Farr

Kathy & Ted Smith

October 18, 2020

Sam and family, Ted and I are so very sorry. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Diane and I shared a love for our horses. She was always there for me when I needed help with one of mine. She never hesitated to help. When my mare, Crystal, was sick, Diane helped me take care of her up until the end. Knowing Diane was there and just a phone call away helped me more than she ever knew. Thank you Diane. You will be missed.

Sandra Kersey

October 18, 2020

Sam, I got to know Diane at the Gravel Ridge post office. We started discussing my horses and you know the rest of that. LOL

It breaks my heart that she is gone. But I know she was in terrible pain. I will miss her a lot and miss our good talks. I treasured her friendship.

Again, I am so sorry.


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