US Air Force

Garland B. Baugh

April 23, 1938 ~ July 28, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

Funeral services for Mr. Garland B. Baugh, 83, of Pittsburgh, Texas will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, in The Capt. Wm. Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home in Jefferson, Texas; at 2:00 PM with Brother Chas Carlisle and Brother Troy Phillips officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021, from 6-8 PM in The Capt. Wm. Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home. Interment at Prospect Cemetery will follow upon conclusion of funeral services on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Garland went home to be with his heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the age of 83. He was born at home on April 23, 1938 to Johnnie Beal Baugh & Aline Maxwell Baugh in Jefferson, Texas. He is survived by his wife Doris LaVoy Baugh; Son: Terry Baugh of Pittsburg; Son and daughter-in-law: Rodney & Teresa Baugh of Mt. Pleasant; daughter and Son-in-law: Theresa and Troy Phillips of Winnsboro; Step-son and wife: Darrell and Sheila Lowery of Powderly & Step-daughter: Kim Ramos of Marietta. Garland was blessed with 10-grandchildren & 2-great grandchild loving each and every one of them in their own special way.

Mr. Baugh also leaves behind sister: Darline Wray of Jefferson, sister & brother-in-law: Nancy & Don Derryberry of Madisonville, sister & brother-in-law: Edith & Dearl Nottingham of Gilliam, LA., sister & brother-in-law: Onita & Jimmie Duncan of Jefferson; along with numerous nieces, nephews and an extended list of family & friends that were not named.

He was preceded in death by his parents: J.B. & Aline Baugh, wife: Charlotte & granddaughter: Casey Phillips Polk.  

While growing up, out in the country, he got a dirt bike. There was a group of him and several other boys that enjoyed riding together. One day while they were all out riding together his speed got the best of him and he attempted to straightened out an S curve. Just like most boys growing up he never told his mother in fear of losing the bike.     

Garland joined the United States Air Force on June 3, 1957 as an engine mechanic where he expanded his desire of working on anything with a motor. He spent a short span in Goose Bay Labrador where he would let you know quickly that he stayed in his parka almost the entire time he was there. He received an honorable discharge in June 1961 and was transferred to the reserves until June of 1963.

Garland’s love of working with his hands led him to work at Marathon Letourneau in Longview. He worked at Letourneau for 35 years before choosing retirement to stay home and take care of his ailing wife, Charlotte. He then moved to Pittsburg to be closer to his son’s. Again, his desire to work on motors led him to his dirt track racing. He would spend many of long days working on getting all the cars ready for the race with his other grease monkeys: Terry, Rodney & Braden. And YES, he passes down the gift of working with his hands on motors to his sons & grandson. He was so excited to show off his flame retardant suit to his daughter that he wore while racing that he brought it to her house. He had to prove to her it wouldn’t catch of fire to ease her concerns about him racing.

After trying to slow down a bit he received a membership to the Pittsburg gym where he would walk on the treadmill. OK, we all know he didn’t just walk. He asked Theresa did you know after you run on a treadmill for an hour, it would shut off. She told him no that not that many people would. That is when he decided he needed one at home. Not only did he run on the treadmill he would also get board and “attempt” to walk on it backwards until it slung him off. It is a good thing that he lived close to an ER!

He then decided to start something new by attending events put on by the Senior Citizens group in Hugh Springs where he would show off his dancing skills. Here is where he was introduced to Doris. They would meet and dance for hours until complete wore out. He was known to dance with any women that wanted to dance. Him being short he liked to show off by doing the twist and returning back to the standing position with out any help. Soon he and Doris started to have that special twinkle in their eyes for each other. They merged two families into one by getting married on June 14, 2008.

It wasn’t long after attending Oakridge Baptist Church in Marietta with Doris, he decided to join. He was welcomed with open arms by everyone there. Not surprising because he loved everyone he met; making it easy to return the love back to him.   

This isn’t goodbye, it is until we meet again.

Serving as pallbearers will be Sandy Duncan, J.O. Wray, Jr., Kyle Wray, Les Huddleston, Darrel Lowery and Braden Baugh.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmie Duncan, Dearl Nottingham and Don Derryberry.

In lieu of flowers the Baugh family has asked that donations be made to:

Oakridge Baptist Church, P.O. Box 207, Marietta, TX 75566.

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