D. Keith Baugher, Sr., age 76, a native of Harrisonburg, VA and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
Keith was born on May 1, 1941 to Cornelia Burner Baugher and Ira Jackson Baugher. He graduated with honors from Virginia Tech in 1964. After graduation he was hired by Exxon Corporation where he remained for 33 years. Keith worked as a Process Manager at Exxon in Baytown, TX from 1981 to 1983 and at the Baton Rouge refinery from 1983 until his retirement.
He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and AARP, and was a referee for Baton Rouge, LA and Kingwood, TX soccer leagues. Keith worked with engineer recruitment at Virginia Tech for a number of years and was an advisor for the Junior Achievement Program for high school students. He was a proud Eagle Scout and a member of The Old Guard at VA Tech.
Keith is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lynda Manno Baugher; his children, Douglas Keith Baugher, Jr. and wife Nikki, and Danna Baugher Moeller and husband John; his brothers, Steven Baugher and wife Cathy and Marshall Baugher and wife Laura; his sisters-in-law, Toni Manno Tullier and Phyllis Manno Sheridan and husband Robert; his nieces and nephews that he adored, Michael Tullier and wife Jacky, Paul Tullier and wife Holly, Robbie Pitre and husband Jason, Ryan Sheridan and wife Bo, Raegan Newitt and husband Aaron, and Chris Hargiss; his great nieces and nephews, Sarah and Luke Tullier, Rachael and David Tullier, Brennan, Brooke and Brady Pitre, Laine, Rylan, Hayes and Jude Sheridan, and Sheridan and Brandt Newitt; numerous friends among them are, Wayne Purdom and Dwight Wiggins; and his beloved dog, Barkley.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Connie and Jack Baugher; and his brother-in-law, John H. Tullier.
Visitation will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, 9150 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 9:00am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Vincent De Paul, 220 St. Vincent De Paul Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
I'm so sorry to hear about this. Please accept my deepest condolences. May your memories warm your heart and bring a smile to your face in time. My hope is that God will give you the strength and power you need as you cope with the loss of someone so special to you. Isaiah 40:29
C LenoirPhoenix, AZ
Keith and I worked together and partied together during our Baton Rouge days. He was a great guy and had a good work/life balance. On our trips back to B.R. to visit family, we used to see them at church on Sunday, but had not seen them there in a long time. I regret that I never got to see him before he passed away.
Fred RobnettKingwood, TX
Danna, Eduardo and I were so sorry to hear about your dad. It is obvious in your loving video how much he meant to you and his family and friends. I wish I knew what to say to help ease your pain. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was very lucky to have such a beautiful family.
Tammy and Eduardo SegarraLubbock, TX, TX
Danna, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers for you and your whole family during this sad time.
Pam LackeyLubbock, TX
Sorry to learn of Keith's passing. He and I were close friends for years at BR Refinery- the group being Fred R., Roy W., Marlo F., Wayne P., et al. Over all the years (and miles) I remember Keith to be a fun-loving caring individual. He will surely be missed by all that knew him.
Joe TempletBillings, MT
I'm so sorry to have read about Keith. Unfortunately , I did not see it in the paper until Monday night or I would have attended the funeral. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how difficult this is. If you need anything , please let me know.
Marie D'Agostino GilleyBaton Rouge, LA
Condolences to the family. What a fine guy ! Always took time with us as new engineers.. Had a great rapport with new folks, and continued in friendship as we continued careers. He was there with us in the trenches working problems and guiding with outstanding insight.. demanding at times, sure; but doing his best to guide his folks toward a good solution..
Claude LafleurBAton Rouge, LA
Linda, I think Keith was one of those people you hope to encounter in the workplace. He was very bright, had uncommon common sense, was intellectually honest, had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. I wish you and your family the very best. I know it has been a challenge for the last few years.
Joe SimsAtlanta, GA
So sorry for your loss. I remember Keith from when I was a safe operations inspection auditor. He sat in on all the reviews and was always supportive of the audit team.
Douglas SherwinBaton Rouge, LA
Prayers to family. Mr Baugher was my Process supervisor and friend here in Baton Rouge. Loved his humor and was always helpful to us at Exxon.
Vince GonzalezZachary, LA
He interviewed me as a Hokie, and hired me to work at BR Chem Plant in 1977 (I am now retired after 37 yrs). He was a true gentleman, and one of a kind, I didn't know he was a Eagle Scout, but should have guessed, because he was true to it. He will be missed.
Bob FeltonMoravian Falls, NC
Linda to you and the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Keith was one of a kind. I will always remember his smile and sense of humor. I was Vicki Debbers to Keith. He will definitely be missed. May God bless and keep you in the palm of His Hands.
Debbie Vickers StevensGonzales, LA