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DRAG RACING ICON WILL BE MISSED

Date posted: 7/15/2014 2:51:49 PM

HAGGIN Thompson Briggs, 70, passed away July 4, 2014. Tom was born September 25, 1943, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY, to Lewis K. Haggin, a local horse trainer and farmer, and Charlotte B. (Haggin) Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Peggy Ann Haggin; son Thompson Briggs Haggin, Jr. (31); brother, John Haggin of Lexington; twin sister Artemisia Anderson and younger sister Julia (Haggin) Bonkowski, both of Michigan. Tom graduated from Greenbrier Military School in 1962 and was drafted into the military while attending the University of Kentucky. He served in the Marine Corps for 12 years where he achieved the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Tom was a Drill Instructor at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. He loved to share with family and friends the stories of his time as a drill instructor. Tom later owned and operated Track Services, Inc. for 39 years, a company that provides computerized timing equipment for the auto racing industry. Tom was very privileged to be employed in a business he loved. Four years ago, Tom accepted the amazing grace of Jesus Christ and was baptized at Southland Christian Church. Visitation will be at Milward Funeral Directors, 159 North Broadway in Lexington from 5-8pm Tuesday. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11am at Church of the Savior, 1301 Brannon Road in Nicholasville with the burial to follow at Lexington Cemetery. Tom loved music. Contributions to K-Love 95.3 FM can be made in honor of Tom in lieu of flowers - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?pid=171637091