American Veteran 04

V. Ernie Baggs

December 31, 1945 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

V. Ernie Baggs Obituary

Ernie Baggs, 77, of Crooksville peacefully died in the morning hours of Thursday, October 5, 2023, at his home with his darling wife by his side.

He was born on December 31, 1945, in Columbus, to the late Jesse A. and Helen (Davis) Baggs.

Ernie and his wife Kathy moved from Columbus to their little slice of earthly heaven in Perry County. Being an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, until that is, he began feeding and naming the wild animals and could no longer bring himself to hunt them. The country life fit him well, riding ATVs and spending time with his grandkids always brought out his best self. His family and friends and neighbors will miss him terribly.

In honor of Ernie's service to his country, as a proud member of the Navy, let there be a moment of remembrance and gratitude for his dedication and sacrifice. He was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1967, having served his country with distinction during the Vietnam War.

Left behind to mourn his passing are his devoted wife of 55 years, Kathy; his older brother, Eddie (Carolyn) Baggs; his two nephews and two great-nieces; his son-in-law, Dale Fink; his beloved grandsons, Jesse, Cody, Austin, Hayden and Nathan and his beautiful great-grandchildren, Hayley, Emily, Octavia and Phoenix Fink, as well as a host of  friends from Franklin and Perry Counties.

In addition to his parents, welcoming him into eternal life is his beloved daughter, Dawn Fink and his younger brother, Joe Baggs.

The family has chosen to mourn privately and celebrate Ernie among friends.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of V. Ernie Baggs, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know V. Ernie Baggs?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor V. Ernie's memory.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of V. Ernie Baggs

© 2023 Goebel Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility