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Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Memorial Gardens

5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN

OBITUARY

Charles Eli Baugh

June 6, 1951June 13, 2020
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Charles Eli “Charlie” Baugh, age 69, of Arrington, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Mr. Baugh was the son of the late Elijah Lynch and Anna Tucker Baugh. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gayle Baugh; sons, Brian Baugh and his wife Shelly, Christopher Baugh and Stephen Hollis; twin sister, Kathy Nicholson and her husband Larry; grandchildren, Kris Brown, Michelle Messinger and Emma Baugh; great grandchildren, Kloe Johns and Ariana Brown. Services to celebrate Mr. Baugh will be at 10:30am Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Roselawn Funeral Home with Stephen Gray officiating. Placement will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Baugh was a retired plant manager for Courier Printing. He was preceded in death by sister, Rebecca (Becky) Litchfield. Friends are cordially invited to visitation Friday evening from Five O’clock until Eight O’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home. Due to gathering size restrictions, there will be limited seating for the service on Saturday and we ask you observe the distance between you and other guests. Please leave thoughts and memories here on his page to be included in Mr. Baugh’s “Life Remembered Book”. Due to the current concerns for COVID-19, we will "Live Stream" the service for Mr. Baugh on Saturday on our Facebook page, Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens- Murfreesboro, TN.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Service to Celebrate

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

Memories

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Herbie Thompson

June 21, 2020

Charlie you gave so much love and kindness to so many folks. I’m a little jealous I never got one of those bear hug’s so many have mentioned. I always knew Charlie was a good person. His actions showed it. We could all learn from Charlie. He was a great example of a good man. I never herd Charlie complain or be negative not even one time. He was such a cut up and it shows in all the pictures taken over the years. To Gayle, Chris,Brian,Emma and so many other folks I know your heart is aching right now. But try to remember how incredibly lucky you were to have Charlie in your life for all these years.

Sandra Piper

June 20, 2020

Donna Waynick

June 19, 2020

We had good times to share. May these words give the family comfort. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

So young & unexpected. So deeply sorry for this great lose. Love to you all, each one.
Sincerely,
Donna Waynick.

Judy Clifton

June 19, 2020

May God hold your wonderful family in his hands. God has Mr. Charles by his side watching over you. We will all reunite again. What a remarkable man he was , he made a lot of people smile.
With deepest sympathy Judy Clifton

Joni Dyer

June 19, 2020

Gayle and family, I am sure this all seems like a never ending horrible dream. I will miss Charlie's great big smile and hugs at the family reunions. He was such a special man and I know he will be missed by so many. Kenny and I are so sorry for your loss and will continue to keep the family in our prayers.

Rachel Hollis-Elwell

June 19, 2020

Charlie always found a way to make everything fun. No family project (and there were many) was accomplished without Charlie eagerly lending his hand.

Almost Every vacation before I graduated high school was spent With my uncle Charlie, Florida, St. Louis, Smoky Mountains and many more.

His bear hugs were bone crushingly good. I miss them already.

Charlie brought joy everywhere he went and was rarely not cutting up with all kids when we were growing up. Once he had grandkids he cut up with them every chance he had. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Kathy Nicholson

June 19, 2020

When we were little, Charlie and I used to go help Daddy on plumbing jobs. We learned a lot about the tools and good work ethics. Charlie put a lot of that knowledge to good use helping anyone he could. He and I dry fitted the plumbing in his garage not to long ago.

In addition, we learned from Mama the importance of lending a helping hand to family members. Our mother was the oldest of nine and took it upon herself to host family reunions and Thanksgiving Day for all of our family. Charlie and I learned early to take care of people. Her rule was you always help family without any payment. That’s what family is for.

Throughout elementary school, Charlie and I were always in the same classes. We did everything together. I even went to Boy Scout camp with him! In the 7th grade, we were separated for the 1st time to attend home ec/shop and boy/girl PE classes. Changing schools can be scary but I was never scared because I knew Charlie was going to be there. We had each other.

Friends and family commented often on our being twins and our close relationship. We knew what the other was thinking most of the time. We got engaged to our spouses within a few weeks of each other and got married within 5 months of each other. Larry and Charlie knew each other for 53 years. I am forever grateful that he introduced me to his best friend and mine, Larry.

Charlie was fun, caring, God loving man. He loved and adored his family. He was proud of Chris and Brian and often talked with me about his goal to teach them how to do lot of things.

Charlie has always been there and his passing has left a unbelievable huge hole in my heart. I am so grateful that we have family and friends to help us grieve and heal.

Christopher Baugh

June 19, 2020

There are so many memories of dad and I. He was such a loving and giving person. It’s so hard to pick out a specific memory because of the many we had. I know that I could always call him for anything and he would be there to help me. This is the hardest part for me. We had so many plans of fixing things around his house. We would talk and get so excited about the little things.

Dad was the most caring and giving man. It didn’t matter who it was, he would help. He was very smart and could figure anything out if he didn’t already know. He has helped many of my friends as well. He didn’t even know them, but would always tell me that we can fix it. He didn’t want anyone paying for something that we could do. He hated for people to waste money.

Dad was always working on something. I tried as much as I could to be there with him so I could learn as much as possible. He wanted to teach me and my brother all he could. He taught us so much, but there was so much more to teach us.

Dad, I love you so much and don’t know how life is gonna go on without you. I want you to know that I’m gonna take care of mom. She is going to get her surgery’s done and will be walking again very soon. We will go do things together that I know you wanted to do with her. The memories I have of y’all together will always be in my heart. Once again, I love you dad. I can’t believe you’re gone.

Brian Baugh

June 19, 2020

I remember one Christmas that my dad went out and bought presents for us and even my mom didn’t know about them. Normally my mom would buy everything early and have it all wrapped and under the tree, but this particular year after we opened the gifts under the tree my dad brought out presents and we were all very surprised. It was something I never forgot because he was so happy to give those gifts.
When we were kids Dad used to stick his belly out and come running at us and say, “I’m the belly man”. He would chase me, my brothers, and all the cousins. Then all of us kids would pile on top of him and wrestle him to the ground. He loved to have fun with us. He also loved to play video games with us.
The most important thing is dad telling us about the Lord. I can remember many times when mom would go into the grocery store and we would sit in the car and dad would tell us how important it was to ask Jesus to come into our life and ask him to forgive us of our sins. Back then I didn’t really know the importance of what he was telling us, but now I am so thankful and greatful for him telling us.
My dad was the most loving and giving man I know. He loved to do anything he could to help people and it made him so happy to be able to do it. He was so smart. He could fix anything and if he didn’t know how he would figure it out.
I am going to miss you so much daddy. I can’t imagine not being able to call you when I need help or I don’t know how to fix something. I love you dad and I will see you again one day!!!!

Gary and Shirley Tucker

June 18, 2020

Kathy, Gayle, Brian, Christopher and the rest of the family, we were so sorry to hear that we have lost Charles. He was such a kind and giving spirit. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. We love you all.

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Biography

Charles Eli “Charlie” Baugh, age 69, of Arrington, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Mr. Baugh was the son of the late Elijah Lynch and Anna Tucker Baugh. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gayle Baugh; sons, Brian Baugh and his wife Shelly, Christopher Baugh and Stephen Hollis; twin sister, Kathy Nicholson and her husband Larry; grandchildren, Kris Brown, Michelle Messinger and Emma Baugh; great grandchildren, Kloe Johns and Ariana Brown. Services to celebrate Mr. Baugh will be at 10:30am Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Roselawn Funeral Home with Stephen Gray officiating. Placement will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Baugh was a retired plant manager for Courier Printing. He was preceded in death by sister, Rebecca (Becky) Litchfield. Friends are cordially invited to visitation Friday evening from Five O’clock until Eight O’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home. Due to gathering size restrictions, there will be limited seating for the service on Saturday and we ask you observe the distance between you and other guests. Please leave thoughts and memories here on his page to be included in Mr. Baugh’s “Life Remembered Book”. Due to the current concerns for COVID-19, we will "Live Stream" the service for Mr. Baugh on Saturday on our Facebook page, Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens- Murfreesboro, TN.