Rickey Lee "Rick" Baughman, 66

Rickey Lee "Rick" Baughman, 66, of Wabash, died at approximately 3 a.m., Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 26, 1954 in Fayetteville County, W. Va. to Glen and Glenna Pearl (Butcher) Baughman.

Rick was a 1972 graduate of Southwood High School and received a certificate in HVAC from Ivy Tech. He married Laura Kessinger in Wabash on Sept. 18, 1993.

He worked as a gas serviceman for NIPSCO in Wabash the past 18 years. Rick was an active member of the Christian Heritage Church and the Hanna Masonic Lodge in Wabash. He was a people person, and helping people made him happy. Rick also enjoyed cooking new and different foods, but cheesecakes were his specialty. Rick enjoyed driving his convertible with the top down for wind therapy, but his family was the most important thing in his life.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Baughman of Wabash; six children, April (Dave) Buompane of Carey, N.C., Chris Frank of Bunker Hill, Aaron Baughman, Heather Baughman, Sabrina Frank, and Olivia Baughman, all of Wabash; three grandchildren, Sofia Buompane and Jackson Buompane, both of Carey, and Alex Frank of Kokomo; and three brothers, Terry (Noni) Baughman of Salinas, Calif., Craig (Trina) Baughman of Huntington, and Rodney Baughman of Marion; and his good friend and co-worker, Diane West of Wabash.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Mike Baughman.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Christian Heritage Church, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Saturday, at the church. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Christian Heritage Church.

The memorial guest book for Rick may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jul 06