Gail Edward Baublet

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Gail Edward Baublet, age 80, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed over to Heaven at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2011, at Stallings Court Nursing Center in Nacogdoches. He was born January 31, 1932, in Cleveland Township, South Whitley County, Indiana. He was the sixth child of eight born to Harrison and Mary Meyer Baublet. He grew up in the Wabash, Ind., area and graduated from Unlawn High School in 1950. After attending Purdue University for a short time, Gail served in the United States Air Force from 1952 through 1956 and was stationed at Chicksands Air Force Base in England. On July 9, 1955, he married Betty Georgina Badger of Luton, England, whom he had met while stationed there. After returning to the states and finishing his time in the service, Gail pursued his call into pastoral ministry by attending Anderson College in Anderson, Ind. After serving as a pastor in Missouri for a short time, the Baublets moved to Houston, Texas. There Gail attended Gulf-coast Bible College, receiving a degree in Theology in 1962. In 1964, the Baublets, now a family of five, moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, where Gail served as pastor at the First Church of God for 15 years. His pastoral ministry covered a period of more than 50 years and included serving with congregations of the Church of God in Missouri, Southeast and East Texas and East Louisiana. He was active in local, state, national and international ministry organizations. He served for several years as the manager of Camp Powers, the East Texas Church of God campground outside of Nacogdoches, Texas. Upon retiring from full-time pastoring, Gail and Betty returned to Nacogdoches and became active participants in the community and their local church, finding ways to minister and share their faith in God with others. During his life, Brother Baublet's goal was to share the Gospel of Jesus with everyone that he came in contact with and to encourage them to fulfill God's plan in their lives. He did this through the preaching of God's Word but also through his involvement in the lives of those he met. This included working with the local Scout organizations, being involved in school activities with his sons and their friends, visiting and praying with families during their times of dealing with life, illness and death. He was always ready to listen, pray and counsel with any person. He was involved in church camp activities for teenagers at Camp Powers near Nacogdoches, encouraging them to commit their lives to God. In his role as minister, he participated in many weddings, dedications of children and funerals -- always using those occasions to invest God's love into the lives of others. He also supported missionary work in other countries in many ways, including participating in work projects overseas. Whether it was bringing home a "newly met friend" for a hot dinner at his home or working with others in the daily routines of life, he showed by example that to love God is to love others. As part of his legacy, this lifestyle of serving others is being carried on in and through the lives of his family. Gail is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty, of Nacogdoches. His children are Mark and Denise Baublet of Nacogdoches, Peter and Mary Lee Baublet of Nacogdoches, and Carl and Bobbie Baublet of Larue, Texas. His grandchildren are Levi Baublet, Rachel Baublet Head and Ryan Head, Sarah Baublet Gayler and Murphey Gayler, Luke and Amanda Baublet, Joshua Baublet, Miriam Baublet, Rebecca Baublet, Matthew Baublet, Jordan Glenn-Baublet, and Jaxon Baublet. His great-grandchildren are Autumn Baublet, Jaden Vera-Baublet and Mason Gayler. He was involved in the lives of all these family members from rocking newborn babies to attending ball games/school functions and graduations to helping with weddings. He always served as advisor and encourager as the family spread out into their own spheres of life. Gail was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mary Baublet; and brothers John, Paul, and Carl Baublet. He is survived by one brother, Ernest Baublet; and sisters, Lillian Young, Mythella Blake and Doris Holmes; as well as many nieces and nephews. Many friends from around this community and the world join us in rejoicing that our husband, father and friend has been released from this world and is rejoicing in the presence of his Lord and King. Pallbearers will be Terry Singleton, Ryan Head, Levi Baublet, Murphey Gayler, Luke Baublet, Joshua Baublet, Matthew Baublet and Jaxon Baublet. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Singleton, Dale Waring and Don Adair. Memorial donations may be made to Church of God World Service, c/o First Church of God, P.O. Box 632458, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at Laird Funeral Home with the Rev. Jason McClendon officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Laird Funeral Home. Laird Funeral Home.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Apr. 19, 2012
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