Daniel Baugh, Sr.
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Daniel W. Baugh, Sr., 89, went home to the Lord on March 4, 2013. He was born August 26, 1923, in Grove Hill, Clarke County, Alabama, and moved to Hollandale, Mississippi, in 1933. In December 1942, Daniel married Mary M. Cooksey and then served in WWII in a medical field hospital unit in the 29th Infantry Division from Normandy to the Elbe River in Germany at the end of the war in 1945.
After WWII Daniel became an apprentice carpenter at Central High School in Jackson, Mississippi, and worked on many construction projects until he joined the Mississippi Baptist Hospital where he worked for 32 years, retiring as the Hospital's Maintenance Engineer.
Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry and Lucy Bagley Baugh of Hollandale, Mississippi; his sister, Mary Ellen Cassidy of Thomasville, Alabama; and brothers Jim Baugh of Hollandale, Mississippi, Henry Baugh of Jackson, Mississippi, Mathew Ellis Baugh of Stoneville, Mississippi, and Charles Edward Baugh of Los Angeles, California.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Cooksey Baugh, of Clinton, Mississippi; his sister Lucille Baugh Norwood of Hot Springs, Arkansas; sons Daniel W. Baugh, Jr. (Betty Germany) of Lake Jackson, Texas, and John A. Baugh, Sr. (Cindy Brummett) of Meridian, Mississippi; Wolf), Robert Baugh (Deborah Mahan), Chris Miller (Mandy Howse), Melissa Miller Bouleware (Chris), and Brad Miller; great grandchildren - Daniel Webster Baugh IV, Laura Baugh, Alex Lippeatt, John Baugh III, Amber Baugh, Trinity Baugh, and Patrick Baugh. daughters Barbara Anderson (Archie) of Starkville, Mississippi, and Wanda Miller (Steve) of Lake Jackson, Texas; grandchildren - Daniel Baugh III (Margaret Via), Marty Baugh Lippeatt (Joe), John Baugh, Jr. (Melissa
Daniel was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved woodworking and gardening and he and Mary managed to keep their entire family in vegetables every year. His family is now rejoicing that Daniel is waiting for them in heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
His grandson, John Baugh, Jr., said it so well for all the family: "My Grandfather always had a smile and never missed an opportunity to ask anyone if they had found his finger. I will never forget the little boy smile that he wore when he told stories about the mischief he and his brothers got into, or the look of love in his eyes as he told me about having to hide the picture of my Grandmother from his buddies during the war. I will never be able to look at a bent nail or a hammer ding without thinking that he would have done it better. I have great memories of a loving Grandfather, who taught his family much about life. His influence will be felt in the generations he helped nourish, inspire, and influence. Thank You Grandpa for everything you have taught us. We all miss you."
Visitation will be held at Lakewood Cemetery Funeral Chapel on Friday morning, March 8, at 9:00 am to 10:30 am with a memorial service at a later time for the family.
Published in Clarion Ledger from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2013