John Carroll Staggs, 52

Firestone, CO — John Carroll Staggs, 52, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

He was born to Edgar I. Staggs and Geneva B. Staggs on May 1, 1966, in Liberal, KS.

John was preceded in death by his parents, paternal grandparents Jesse and Georgia Staggs and maternal grandparents Elfred and Edolia Savoy.

John shared his birthday with his Dad on May day. He attended schools in Liberal, KS, Monte Vista schools, and Alamosa Vo-Tech buildings trade. He loved hunting and camping. He loves his Harley Davidson motorcycle and belonged to the Brothers Keepers Bike Club. He took each of his boys to Sturgis when they turned 21. He loved to cook, and catered many weddings, graduations and other parties. We will ALL miss his brisket and special beans!

John has worked as a dog catcher, delivery driver for Napa, was foreman for Adcock Construction for 15 years, and for UPS for 20 years, and most recently for Eldorado Natural Spring Water delivery in Firestone.

John was a member of the Alamosa Fire Dept. for 20 years. He served on all the chairs through Exalted Ruler in the Elks. He was also in the National Guard, serving at the Monte Vista Armory. He was also a member of the Diving Search and Recovery for Alamosa County.

Survivors include 3 sons: Dakoda Staggs of Alamosa; Matthew Staggs (Jen Chacon) of Del Norte; Zachary Staggs (Brandy Rodman) of Alamosa; granddaughter Destiny Merrill of Alamosa. His fiancée Linda Traxinger-Adams, her children twin daughters Aubrey and Kaylee Adams and her son, Gunner Adams all of Firestone, CO. Mother of his sons, Lynne Staggs of Sanford, CO. 2 brothers, Jesse Staggs (Lori) of Mesa, AZ; Edward Staggs (Michele) of Broken Bow, NE; 3 sisters, Gerri Keating (Mike) of Cimmaron, KS; Brenda Adcock (James) of Alamosa; and Patricia Medina of Monte Vista, CO. His best friend Neil Olsen (Crissy) of Windsor, CO. Also numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

A memorial service will be held on October 6, 2018, at the Alamosa Fire Station #1 on 4th and Hunt at half past one o’clock here in Alamosa.