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Ira Joe Baugh

March 22, 1933 — November 11, 2021

Ira Joe Baugh, 88, passed away peacefully at home on November 11, 2021. He was born March 22, 1933
to Ira Logan and Faye Simpson Baugh of Marquez, Texas. Joe graduated high school in Marquez and
soon after graduation entered the Army serving four years in Korea. After his service, he returned home
to Marquez and in 1955 married the love of his life, Jeanie McRae. Shortly thereafter they moved to
Pasadena, Texas to settle into their life and have three children. During this time, Joe worked at
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and continued to advance his career until his retirement from
Goodyear after 37 years. At retirement, he and Jeanie once again returned to Marquez.

Joe was a devoted husband of sixty-five years and he and Jeanie were always together in every aspect of
their lives. They had a long happy marriage and were rarely apart. He was also a devoted dad, always
giving with his time to his children. When his children were young, he would often come home after a
long day at work to find his children and the other neighborhood kids waiting for him in the vacant lot
next to their home. They were waiting for him to play with them as he was always the quarterback for
the football teams and the pitcher for the baseball games. Joe never complained. He always had time
for his kids.

Joe was a member of Memorial Baptist church while in Pasadena and later rejoined Marquez Baptist
Church upon retirement. He served as a deacon for many years and was involved not only in his church
but his community. He served on the Marquez City Council, worked in the local library, help run the
food pantry, mowed the grass at the church and helped maintain the Marquez Cemetery…he could
always be called upon to help with whatever task was at hand and he was happy to do it. Joe was a
quiet honorable man always true to his word, never expecting anything in return for the kindness he
showed to others.

Joe liked the simple things in life. He did not need or want fancy items or places to make him happy. He
liked his home in Marquez, his cows and garden, and much to his wife’s displeasure, his coveralls. He
liked a good steak dinner and driving his “mule” around the pasture. He was happy sitting on the back
porch looking out at the view.

Joe was preceded in death only nine weeks earlier by his wife Jeanie. He missed her dearly and simply
could not live without her. He is survived by his sister, Brenda (Bill) Butler of Streetman and his children,
Tommy (Lisa Holliday) Baugh of Houston, Gary Baugh of Crosby and Melody (Ronnie) Elledge of La Porte;
four grandchildren, Michael (Casey) Baugh, Justin (Emily) Elledge, Cody (Missy) Elledge, Misty (Terrell)
Maguire, nine great grandchildren, Cole and Morgan Baugh, Skylar, Ariana, Aubrey, Savannah and Anson
Elledge and Logan and Kelsey Elledge as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe was an exceptional family man. He loved his wife and he loved his children. There was nothing that
he would not do for them. He will be greatly missed… particularly by the ones that knew him best.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 16 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville,
Texas. A funeral will be held at 12 o’clock noon on Wednesday, November 17 at Marquez Baptist
Church with burial following the service at Marquez Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Marquez Baptist Church or MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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