Mr. Baucom was born February 7, 1935 in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Baucom graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1953. He was a 30-year Navy veteran, stationed at NAS Miramar, San Diego, CA, serving two tours in Vietnam aboard the USS Constellation.
Mr. Baucom was an avid Ham Radio Operator (W6WBK) spending many hours talking to his buddies all over the country. He reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Sandra Smith, after both their spouses passed away. They married in May 2001 and Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in September 2001, developing dementia in recent years, as well.
Many thanks to the nurses and doctors that cared for Dad in recent weeks at Estrella Oaks Rehab Center in Georgetown, TX.
Surviving family members include wife Sandra Neeley Baucom (Liberty Hill, TX); daughters Christine Lang (Leander, TX), Sheryl Hausknecht (San Diego, CA) and Cathy VanBoening (Escondido, CA); step-son Tom Neeley (Florence, TX); granddaughter Chelsea Hakker (Greenland, NH); great-granddaughter Riley Hakker (Greenland, NH) and many members of Mr. Baucom’s extended family, in California, Illinois, Indiana and Texas.
Contributions may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Inc, Parkinson’s Plaza, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10305 or AGE of Central Texas, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705.