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Floyd (Babe) Staggs, Jr.

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   Floyd (Babe)Staggs, Jr., Waynesboro, TN, was born July 6, 1942 in Collinwood, TN, the son of the late Floyd Sr. and Inavey Brewer Staggs. He married the former Melba Jean Irwin, February 20, 1965. Mr. Staggs worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, was owner of Babe’s Shop-Rite, a member of the Green River Baptist Church, Waynesboro, TN, a Gideon, and chairman of the Wayne County Museum. He departed this life, Friday, September 9, 2022 at TriStar Centennial, Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 80 years, 2 months, 3 days.

   Survivors, his wife, Melba Jean Irwin Staggs, Waynesboro, TN; sons, Burton Scott Staggs and Brad Allison Staggs, both of Waynesboro, TN, Barton Smith Staggs, wife, Amy, Savannah, TN and Blake Townson Staggs, wife, Katelyn, Lawrenceburg, TN; sisters, Wanda Thompson, husband, Joe, Collinwood, TN and Anita Ann Staggs, Tullahoma, TN; grandchildren, Chace, Kennedy, Allison, McKenzie, Taylor, Breanna, Aaron, Riley and Nile; great-grandchildren, Soulyn, Wilder, Remedy, Andrew and Hudson; nephews, George Blasingame, Keith and Kevin Scott; nieces, Amy and Desiree Blasingame; and special family members, Gerald, Myra, and Gayle Staggs. Besides his parents, Mr. Staggs is preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Scott.

   A celebration of life was held Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm at Green River Baptist Church, Waynesboro, TN, with Kerry Franks and Dion Pulley officiating. Burial followed in the Memorial Gardens at Collinwood, TN with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County assisting the family. Visitation was held on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Waynesboro, TN and on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm service time at Green River Baptist Church in Waynesboro, TN.

   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Wayne County Museum, 104 S. Public Square, Waynesboro, TN 38485.

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