Reverend Robert Raymond Daggs Sr.

Reverend Robert (Bob) Daggs of Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY, went home to be with the Lord on April 28, 2014, at Albany Stratton Veteran Administration (VA) Medical Center, Albany, NY. Born on August 4, 1925, in Saratoga Springs, NY, he was the son of the late Emory Daggs Sr. and Maude Wicks Daggs. He passed at age 88. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Alice Daggs of Savannah, GA; 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, Saratoga Springs, NY. He enlisted in the United States Army during World War II from 1943-1946. He met and married Alice E. Grayson of Savannah, GA 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 Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department from 1974 through 1982. 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 1462 in Gloversville, NY. He was a former member of Duryee Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME) Church, Schenectady, NY.

In 1982, Rev. Daggs served as pastor to People’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Gloversville, NY starting in June 1987 and retired as an Elder Pastor in June 1999. He also served as pastor to Johnstown AME Zion Church, Johnstown, NY from 1993 through 1998. 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, 2014, at Duryee Memorial AME Zion Church, 311 Hulett St., Schenectady, NY 12307. A Going Home Service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. at People’s AME Zion Church, 135 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, NY 12078. Burial services will be held at Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY immediately following church services. The repast will follow at Frederick Allen Lodge located at 69 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs, NY. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made in his memory to: Fisher House, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208

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