Obituary: Doel Dwayne Baughman

March 2, 1940 – November 27, 2022

Doel Dwayne Baughman, 82, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022, at his residence.

Born March 2, 1940, in Charlestown, he was the son of Spencer and Ruby (Standiford) Baughman.  He married Nancy Russell on July 28, 1973, and she preceded him in death on January 15, 1995.  He then married Claudia Jean “Jeannie” Helton on May 7, 2004, and she preceded him in death on March 27, 2010.

Dwayne was a 1958 graduate of Pike Central High School and he received his bachelor’s degree from the John Herron School of Art & Design at IUPUI.  He worked as a graphic artist and retired from General Motors as a millwright and was a member of the GM Fire Brigade.  He was an active farmer and golfer and did both until he was no longer able.  Dwayne was a member of the Mitchell First Baptist Church.  He always said he “bled black and gold” as an avid Purdue University and West Point Military Academy fan.  Dwayne also loved listening to the Creekside Band at Spring Mill.

Surviving are his children, Brandt (Allyson) Baughman of Indianapolis, Doel (Keri) Baughman of Henderson, Tennessee, and Autumn Baughman of Mitchell; and grandchildren, Brenna, Torin, Asher, and Anya.

His parents; wives; and siblings, Noel Wayne Baughman, Greta Sue Powell, Reta Lou Myers, Spencer Ivan Baughman, and Larry Dale Baughman preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 3, at the Mitchell First Baptist Church with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating.  Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the First Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions can be made in Doel’s memory to the Mitchell First Baptist Church.

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