Douglas Wayne Baucum

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Memorial service for Douglas Wayne Baucum, 80, of Mesquite will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Doug passed away

Doug passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at his residence.

He was born Oct. 12, 1939 in Delhi, La., the son of Burnice Moody and Jessie Hendrix Baucum. He served in the United Stated Army from 1959 to 1962 and is honored at the local Veterans Memorial in Sulphur Springs. He later worked as a machinist for Bell Helicopter in Arlington, Texas for 36 years. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Paris, Texas, where he served as a deacon. He married Patricia Ann Medders Baucum May 8, 1959 in Sulphur Springs, Texas; she survives.

In addition to his wife, Doug is also survived by daughters Donna Degenhart and husband John of Corsicana, Texas, Debra Mobley of Aloha, Ore.; grandchildren, Christy Syjansky and husband Chris of Mesquite, Texas, Austin Mobley of Garland, Texas, and Abby Bohn and husband Aaron of Portland, Ore., great-grandsons, Zane Syjansky of Mesquite, Texas and Ezra Bohn of Portland, Ore.; sister, Jean Vititow of Sulphur Springs, Texas; and niece, Janet Vititow of Oklahoma.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dwaine Eugene Baucum; brother, Marion Baucum; and nephew, Jerry Wayne Vititow.

Memorials may be made to the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 533, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483. Arrangements are un

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com Custom