|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1928|
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 2008|
Clarence Boyd "Sonny" Baugher, 80, of Elkton, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at his home.
Mr. Baugher was born July 3, 1928, at the Baugher Family Farm near Elkton and was the son of the late Claude C. and Della Pearl Harner Baugher.
Mr. Baugher grew up working on the family farm and graduated from Elkton High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and "Guarded the Gold" at Fort Knox, Ky., during basic training. He served in the 3rd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas.
After the Korean War he worked for Baugher Chevrolet in Waynesboro for a number of years. Following the death of his father, he took over his family farm and raised fruits, vegetables, cattle and hay that he sold to local grocery stores and residents. He grew watermelons, cantaloupes and tomatoes by the thousands. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1988 as mail carrier for the Elkton area and continued to farm until his death. He was a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, and was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox.
On July 1, 1950, he married Mary K. "Kack" Clem, who survives. Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, C.B. Baugher II and wife, Carol, Rescue, Va., Jeff T. Baugher and special friend, Peggy Lam, Massanutten, S.M. "Scott" Baugher, Elkton; one daughter, Sara Ann Baugher and friend, Leanne Kelly, Culpeper; one sister, Ruth Life and husband, Granville, Elkton; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Baugher and wife, Karyn, Megan Baugher and Rodney Spangler, Josh Baugher, Meredith Baugher, Gracie Baugher, Addison "Addie" Baugher, Maggie Baugher, Brittany Terry, Charlie McLeod and wife, Amy; one great-grandchild, Nadia Spangler; best friends, Paul and Janice Hamrick and their children, Bradley and Brenda, Monroe, Ind. He was also preceded in death by siblings, C.O. "Oliver" Baugher, Blanche Jennings, Dennis Baugher, Roy C. Baugher and Charles W. "Zeb" Baugher.
Pastors Dan Bassett and Wayne Wright and Elder Benjamin Cubbage will conduct the funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. Burial will follow in the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. Graveside rites by the Gooden Brothers VFW Post No. 9292.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827 or the Elkton Fire Company, P.O. Box 91, Elkton, VA 22827.
Mary Katheryn Clem Baugher (1930 - ____)*
Elk Run Cemetery
Created by: Charlene Baugher
Record added: Jul 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28326270