Winston Lee Baucom

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Winston Lee Baucom, 98, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Cameron, Mo. Winston was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Carthage, Mo., to Roscoe C. and Edna P. (Owen) Baucom. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Jean Wood on May 17, 1947, in Nevada, Mo., and she preceded his in death on April 29, 2014.

Winston graduated from Nevada High School in 1941 where he played quarterback his senior year of high school. He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Following his years in the service he worked as a clerk for the United State Postal Service from 1948-1978 until his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and for several years coached Little League Baseball in Nevada.

Survivors include two daughters, Kerry Tait, Springfield, Mo., and Marylynn Elkin (Larry), Lee’s Summit, Mo.; five grandchildren, Scott Williams (Kellie), Warrensburg, Mo., Brad Elkin (Jami), St. Louis, Mo., Christopher Elkin, Lee’s Summit, John Elkin (Hilarie), Lee’s Summit, and Emily Gilbert (Ryan), Lee’s Summit; nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Robert Williams; and one brother, Robert Baucom.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 31, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, Mo.

Those in attendance will be asked to maintain social distancing and are asked to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.

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