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David Baughman

David Baughman

d. January 14, 2024

La Porte


David DaVon Baughman  

May 16, 1950-January 14, 2024


David Baughman, 73, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Sunday January 14, 2024 at his home, surrounded by his family.


He was born May 16, 1950 in La Porte, Indiana, the son of David Baughman and Edna (Boyer) Baughman.


A lifelong resident of the area, David grew up on a farm and loved working in the fields and riding on the tractors. He graduated from New Prairie High School, class of 1970 and was drafted into the United States Army, serving in Germany. He delivered the big orange (his favorite color) tractors for Allis-Chalmers and RV's for Coachman before switching to the "Big Rigs" and working for Bendix, CCX, Preston and finally, Forward Air Freight, retiring in 2015. His CB handle was Orange Rabbit.  David enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a car guy, going to car shows and chasing the MOPAR classics. He had quite a collection of diecast cars, trucks and farm equipment, which he happily shared with his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In June of 1988, in New Carlisle, IN under an apple tree, David married his sweetheart, Dolly Mae Green. After his retirement, he and Dolly took a 5-week car trip to California, visiting family and seeing Mt Rushmore, Grand Canyon, the Corvette Museum and Las Vegas. His family was precious to him and he will be greatly missed by them all. 


David is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dolly; three daughters, Geneva (Harold) West of Elwood, IN, Venus Baughman of Seeley, CA, Teena (Jeff) Rowe of Harrison, TN; two sons, Bill (Marie) Lufkin of Pasadena, CA, Dave (Stacey) Baughman of Layton, UT; two sisters, Donna Barnes of La Porte, IN, Virginia (Mike) Glanders of Walkerton, IN; 7 grandchildren, Chelsea (Adam) Moose, Freedom, Asher, Nathan Baughman, Samatha (David) McCullough, Jocelyn (Travis) Sihock, Brendan Baughman; great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Amelia, Tyler Moose, Nathalie, Abbie Sihock, Addison, Mason Grill and several nieces and nephews.


David was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joy Baughman; brothers, Terry, Robert, Eugene Baughman and John Rogers.


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will have a Celebration of David's Life service on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Son Dave Baughman will officiate the service. Cremation will take place. Military honors will be rendered.  Since David's favorite color was orange, his family requests that guests where something orange to his celebration.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Haverstock Funeral Home.


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Saturday, January 20, 2024

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602 Maple Ave, La Porte, IN 46350

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