James O Baughman

  • Born: September 8, 1930
  • Died: March 11, 2021
  • Location: Greenwood, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Greenwood Chapel

481 W Main St
Greenwood, IN 46142

Tel. (317) 881-2514

Tribute & Message From The Family

James O. Baughman (Jim), age 90, went to sing in the heavenly choirs on March 11, 2021. Born September 8, 1930, to Wilbert and Mary (Morris) Baughman, he spent much of his early life in Lebanon and Frankfort, Indiana. He graduated from Huntington High School in 1948. He lived in Indianapolis most of his adult life, residing in Franklin since 2012.

In 1961, he married Ann (Oldham) Baughman, who survives. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952. He then worked at the Allison Division of General Motors for 40 years, from 1952 to 1992, primarily in the Accounting department.

Jim was a loving father, devoted husband, and excellent grandfather. He enjoyed a good laugh, gardening, singing in the church choir, and traveling with Ann after retirement. Together they embarked on several cruises, visiting many countries. He had a beautiful baritone voice, which he faithfully lent to the church choir on many, many Sundays; his favorite solos were "O Holy Night", "The Lord's Prayer", and "The Holy City."

He was most recently a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, Indiana; previously, he was a member of West Newton United Methodist Church.
Besides his wife Ann, he is survived by a sister, Mary Ann (Don) Purtlebaugh; his two children, Jane (Michael) Parker, and Jon Baughman; six grandchildren, Daniel (Katie) Beasley, Clare Parker, Seth Parker, Samantha Baughman, Alex Baughman, and George Baughman; one great-grandchild, Andrew Beasley. He was predeceased by his parents, and one brother, Charles Eugene Baughman. The family would like to thank the many staff members at Otterbein Senior Living Community for their care and assistance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will gather at a later date to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org), the Disabled American Veterans Association (dav.org) or a charity of your choice.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Ann and your family. I will miss Jim. I was thinking about him last year, as I worked with him going all the way back to our Speedway Plant 3 days. I enjoyed working with him and appreciated his friendship and mentorship. I will always remember his kindness, work ethic, and his humor.

Posted by Randy Stantz - Zionsville, IN - Coworker   March 14, 2021

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