MOUNT VERNON — Terry Robert Baughn, 74, of Mount Vernon, was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Clay City, Ind.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Eleanor Baughn.
Terry was a life-long member of the Church of Christ.
He graduated from Purdue University in 1960, and upon graduation, was hired by John Deere. He began work in the Indianapolis branch and continued with Deere & Company for 38 years. He advanced through management levels and worked in the Indianapolis, Kansas City and Columbus branches of the corporation. Terry retired 12 years ago, and he and wife Jean, have loved their retirement community of Apple Valley, near Mount Vernon. Terry enjoyed his part-time job mowing the rough at the Apple Valley Golf Course. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting elk in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for more than 40 years. Terry went missing during a snow storm while on his annual hunting trip in October 2011. He was found Aug. 5, 2012, by a cattleman, Terry Miller, while he was searching for stray cattle. The Baughn family is most grateful to all who helped with the search, as well as for prayers and support throughout this period of waiting for his recovery.
Terry’s immediate family includes his wife, of 51 years, L. Jean (Anderson) Baughn, of Mount Vernon,; son, Jeff Baughn and his wife, Leah of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters, Beth Baughn and Patsy Baughn both of Cincinnati, and Susan Baughn of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandchildren, Justin, Christian and Grace Leah; siblings, Karen Baughn Swearingen and husband Don, of Clay City, Ind., Jim Baughn of Indianapolis, Ind., and Dave Baughn and wife Sue, of Citronelle, Ala.; many nieces; nephews; and extended family and a host of friends.
Two Celebrations of Life will be held. The first service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 5 p.m. at the Apple Valley Clubhouse, 3725 Apple Valley Drive, Howard, OH 43028. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until time of service and following service. The second service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Ind., 47834. Family will receive friends at 1 p.m. prior to the service and then also following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to: Future Farmers of America Scholastic Fund, P.O. Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268 or to the Delta County Search and Rescue, C/O. Delta County Sheriff’s Office, Fred McKee, Sheriff, P.O. Box 172, Delta, CO 81416.
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