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Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:46

Reverend Robert Raymond Daggs Sr.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Reverend Robert (Bob) Daggs, 88, of Ballston Avenue in Saratoga Springs, went home to be with the Lord on April 28 at Albany Stratton Veteran Administration (VA) Medical Center in Albany.Born on August 4, 1925 in Saratoga Springs, he was the son of the late Emory Daggs Sr. and Maude Wicks Daggs.

He is predeceased by his loving wife, Alice Daggs, of Savannah, Georgia’ his four brothers, Donald, Joseph, Richard and Emory Daggs Jr.; and sisters, Ethel Falby and Margaret Daggs Caron.

Rev. Daggs worked with his father and brothers at E. Daggs Trucking Company in Saratoga Springs. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-46. He met and married Alice E. Grayson of Savannah, Georgia in 1964.

Rev. Daggs was a heavy equipment operator and worked for several black top, construction, and road repair companies. He was a volunteer Deputy Sheriff for the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department from 1974-82. Rev. Daggs was a member of the Tuscan Lodge 85, Free & Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated. He was also a member of the Sacandaga Elks Lodge No. 1462, in Gloversville. He was a former member of Duryee Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME) Church in Schenectady.

In 1982, Rev. Daggs served as Pastor to People’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Gloversville, starting in June 1987 and retired as an Elder Pastor in June 1999.  He also served as Pastor to Johnstown AME Zion Church in Johnstown from 1993-98. He retired from active ministry in April 2013 due to illness.

Family and friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at Duryee Memorial AME Zion Church, 311 Hulett St. in Schenectady.  

A Going Home Service will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at People’s AME Zion Church, 135 E. Fulton St. in Gloversville. Burial services will be held at Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Avenue in Saratoga Springs, immediately following church services. The repast will follow at Frederick Allen Lodge, located at69 Beekman St. in Saratoga Springs. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made in his memory to: Fisher House, 113 Holland Ave. Albany, NY12208

Online remembrances may be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com.

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