David Lee Baughman

Born: Fri., Jun. 14, 1940
Died: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 07, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Feb. 07, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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David Lee Baughman, age 78, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at his home.  He was born on June 14, 1940 in Pittsfield, IL to Paul and Edith Ralph Baughman.  He married Rita Waggoner on October 30, 1964 at the Pearl Church of Christ, and she survives.

David graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1958 and went on to join the United States Army.  After his Honorable Discharge from the US Army, he worked as a manager for Brown Shoe Company for 25 years.  He then worked for Stride Rite in Fulton, MO until the business closed and began working as a manager in the garment factory at the Women’s Correctional Facility in Vandalia, MO until his retirement in 2010.  David was a member of the Church of Christ in Pittsfield.  He loved to play pool, playing on leagues for many years.  He enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals play and in earlier years, he liked to read Westerns.  David had a great sense of humor and was always telling tales to his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Rita; a son, David (Sarah) Baughman Jr. of Winfield, MO; two daughters, Rhonda (Jim) Bateman of Lake St. Louis, MO and Rachelle Baughman of Liberty, IL; nine grandchildren, Kristin (Josh Hamlin) Bateman of Alton, IL, Jordan Bateman of St. Peters, MO, Alexa Grimsley of Quincy, IL, Keaton Grimsley of Liberty, IL, Madison Baughman of Columbia, MO, Abigail Baughman of Jefferson City, MO, Sofia Grimsley of Liberty, IL, Grace Knoerr of Winfield, MO, and Lily Baughman of Winfield, MO; one great grandson, Bradlee Hamlin; a sister, Phyla (Russ) Pearson of Pittsfield, IL; sisters-in-law, Judy Baughman of Pittsfield, IL and Pat Baughman of Ironton, MO; and numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents;two brothers, Dan Baughman and Don Baughman; and a nephew, Donnie Baughman.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Thursday from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Pittsfield Church of Christ.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in David's memory to the following organization:

Church of Christ of Pittsfield

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Heather Anders
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
Deepest condolences, sending thoughts and prayers.

Heather Anderson, Angel Miranda, Tanya Peters and BCBS Team

Wayne and Carolyn Pond
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Our sincere sympathy to Mr. Baughman's family.

George and Edee Hermens
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Pan and Dennis Onken
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Dearest Rita and family.
So sorry for your loss. Dave was a great guy, and I will always remember him with a smile on his face. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

Bonnie Casteel
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Dearest Rita, I am so sorry to learn your loss of David. My sincere sympathy to you and all your family. All the Baughman boys were good guys which I came to know being a classmate of Danny. David always spoke and spent time for a brief chat. I know he will be missed by many.
Please extend this condolence to Phyla, Judy, and Pat as well.
My hope will be many warm and pleasant memories to comfort you. Also your families, friends, and the love of God to to sustain you.

Jay Venable Dodds
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. He was really a sweet guy all through school. I enjoyed hearing about his life and that it was a good one. I know he will be missed by his family and friends.

Donna Goodin Johnson
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Rita & family,

Really sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers and thoughts your way. Please know my Mom & Dad always enjoyed your visits when you and David stopped by to see them.

Kent Sanderson
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
Dave was my friend for many, many years and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations, shooting pool, and working with him in the Brown Shoe Co. management world. Very sorry for your loss, Rita.

Ron Sanderson
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Dave was a good friend for many years, beginning in Jr. High School. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations, shooting pool, and decades of mutual management with Brown Shoe Co. Very sorry for your loss.

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