Charles Franklin Haggard

charles haggard

December 23, 1937 ~ April 1, 2005

Resided in: Boone, CO

Charles F. Haggard, 67, of Boone, Colorado, left this life on April 1, 2005. Preceded in death by his boys, Alan Bowen and J.C. Huddleston; and nephew, Rick Haggard. Chuck leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Norma Jane Haggard; brother, Richard(Katherine) Haggard; Tiny Huddleston; his children, Becky and Cherie Haggard, Jeff (Sherri) Lenhart and Tracy (John) Fontecchio; ten grandchildren, Randy Jr., Crystal, Dana(Seth), J. Charles, Jessica, Nicole, Dylan, Samantha, Colton and Rochelle; and sister-in-law, Julie Parker. Chuck, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, was born in his family home on December 23, 1937, to Charles and Helen Haggard. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War. Following generations of 'carnies', he spent his life working in the family business and traveling across the U.S. and Canada. The carnival business was a dynamic and exciting venue bringing him years of success and respect to those who had the honor to know and work with him. He gave opportunity to anyone who needed a job and made sure you always had a meal and a place to sleep. After retiring in 1993, he spent the next 12 years doing what he loved most in this life, striving to breed grand champion miniature horses with his own National Grand Champion, Olympus, and building a respected name for H&H Farms. He was an active member of RMMCA & GDMA. He had many loves in this life including hunting and fishing, but above all he loved his family! Yes, there are carnivals in heaven, with bright lights and games galore. The 'jump' from earth to heaven Is the grandest one of all! Chuck made the show a good one, While here on earth he dwelled, So when he sets up in heaven, God will say, 'A job done well.' Following a private memorial service, the family will greet friends and relatives for dinner at Rosario's Restaurant, 2930 N. Elizabeth, at 2:00 pm. Monday, April 4, 2005. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, C/O Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. I just happened across this obituary. Although it has been many years, I remember Chuch fondly and wish to extend my sympathy to all of his loved ones.

  2. Our sympathies go out to Chuck’s family, friends and crew.

    We were lucky enough to know Chuck for many years and he was one of the good guys!
    Chuck was a great friend to us. We loved being partners with him. He knew the business well. He ran a good crew. He always knew what was going on. He even had the ability to supervise an entire crew from his remote location in the motorhome! We were lucky enough to be frequent guests in his motorhome and loved hearing his great stories and jokes. We enjoyed spending time with him!
    We are very saddened to hear he has passed, Chuck will be missed by us.

    We hope Chuck’s wonderful memory will comfort you all in your sorrow.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He may be gone from this Earth now but his memory will continue on.
    He had a wonderful smile and a zest for life that made knowing him a pleasue. His sense of humor was a gift to those that knew him.
    In an exciting field like the carnival business he and his crew made it even more exciting. Though its been nearly 20 years since our families worked together, the ‘legendary’ stories of Chuck, Richard, Tiny and the entire Haggard crew still bring my parents and I to fits of giggles when we recall them. Which is often! We were certainly blessed to have had Chuck in our lives and share the good times!
    Now that Chuck has made that ‘jump’ from Earth to Heaven and is no longer suffering from his illness, in my minds eye I image him restored to full health and playing the greatest ‘spot’ of all. His joint is in the best location on the midway and Chuck and his crew of Alan, JC and Ricky are all smiling because now they truely are in the greatest ‘spot’ they ever played.

    God bless you all at this time of sorrow.

    My sincere sympathies to Jane, Becky, Cherie and your families
    To Tiny, Jeff, Tracy and your families
    To Richard, Cookie and your family
    And to all of Chuck’s friends and crew.

  4. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the family. We always enjoyed talking about mini’s with Charles. May God provide you comfort and bless you in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Vickie & Rory Neel

  5. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the family – we loved talking about mini’s with Charles. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God watch over the family and bless them in this time of sorrow. Vickie & Rory Neel

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