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Evans Thomas (E.T.) Baisden

1924 - 2013

Evans Thomas (E.T.) Baisden, Jr. age 88, passed away June 12, 2013 after a brief illness.

He was born June 28, 1924 to Evans Thomas and Lucile Cody Baisden in Montgomery, AL.

E.T. grew up in Montgomery, AL where he graduated from Sidney Lanier High School. After graduation he joined the Army Air Corp. during World War II becoming a flight instructor in Oklahoma, teaching new pilots (90 day wonders) to fly B-25s. After his military service he attended Auburn University majoring in aeronautical administration. One of the great loves of his life was jazz music. He became a drummer, playing in well-known bands in and around the Montgomery area. A growing family necessitated a career change where he went into sales and later into building and home remodeling. He continued his love of arts pursuing woodworking and oil painting. He was a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, rising to Grand Exalted Ruler of the Ft. Walton Beach lodge. After retirement he enjoyed traveling, visiting with family and the never-ending redecoration of their home.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his best friend, soul mate and wife of 40 years, Gloria Audrey Baisden. He also survived by his daughter Kim Merhar, son Larry, his wife Susan and their son Evan and son Robert Baisden and his daughter Nicole. Step daughter Leta and her husband Jay Crittenden M.D. their son James Davis and his wife Linda Davis and their children Melissa, Joshua and Sydney. Son Gregory Davis and his wife Shanon and their children Hylton, Hayden and Harper. Step son Gary Meyers and his wife Glenda and their daughter Miranda Meyers.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 15 from 3:30 - 4PM at Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32505 with funeral services following at 4PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32504.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal from June 14 to June 16, 2013
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