November 17, 2015
Date of Service: November 20, 2015
Interment Location: Garden of Freedom
Willie Jean McKinney Baughman, 81, Johnson City passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at her residence after a brief illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Will & Stella Shell McKinney. She attended Cloudland High School. Mrs. Baughman was associated with her husband in the founding of Baughman Manufacturing Company. She was a Jehovah Witness a member of the Elizabethton Congregation. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Richard M. Baughman who died June 16, 2014, and also by nine sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include a daughter & son-in-law: Pamela & Kent Smith, Johnson City. A son & daughter-in-law: Richard D. & Linda Baughman, Johnson City. Four Grandchildren: James Smith, Wesley Baughman, Rikki Baughman and Alex Baughman. One Great Grandson: Adrian Baughman. Several nieces & nephews and also her beloved dog Cricket.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2015 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Elder Ronald Weiss officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be: Alex Baughman, James Smith, Wesley Baughman, Stewart Hale, Randy Carver and Danny Walker. Honorary Pallbearers will be employees of Baughman Manufacturing Company. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Friday prior to the service. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Dr. Ron Blackmore, the staff of Amedisys Hospice and her niece Emma Dean Hale. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. To those who prefer memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Baughman to Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation, 111 Old Stoney Loop, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis Tennessee 38101-990. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Baughman family.