Earle Baucum Sr.|
Earle W. Baucum, Sr., 92, of Belleville, Ill., born July 11, 1924, in Madison, Ill., died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Bria of Belleville Nursing Home, Belleville, Ill., due to cancer.
Mr. Baucum had been a resident of Belleville since 1996. He was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, Ill. Mr. Baucum was previously a resident of Danville, Ill., where he retired from the then Danville Veterans Administration Hospital as a nurse's aide with over 32 years combined federal service. Mr. Baucum left Danville in 1990, and moved to Springfield, Ill., for six years before settling in Belleville, Ill.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Rosie Lee, nee Griggs, Baucum; his son, Earle Baucum Jr.; and his daughter, Patricia Baucum, all of Belleville, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society, or
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, Ill.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, Ill., with Msgr. James Margason officiating. Burial with military honors will occur at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 31, 2016