Ronald Cordell Baugh
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Memorial services for Ron Baugh, 77 of Athens have been scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Friday January 10, 2020 at the Trinity Valley Community College Auditorium with Dr. Joe Warren and Dr. Jerry King officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow the Memorial service at Athens Cemetery.
Our generous and loving husband and father, Ronald Cordell Baugh entered Heaven's gates on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Ron was born in Amarillo, Texas on April 28, 1942 and grew up in Dumas, Texas. He graduated from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and taught in the Army Engineering School. He then pursued his passion for education teaching and serving in administration at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas, Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas and the pinnacle of his career was spent as President of TVCC in Athens, Texas. His last days were spent like much of his life, surrounded by loving family and friends celebrating the impact he had on so many lives.
His love for education guided his entire career, especially his time as the President of Trinity Valley Community College for 21 years until his retirement in 2008. His passion for educational opportunities for all and a true love for TVCC shone in all of his many accomplishments during his time there. He was rarely seen without his signature red bird on his collar.
His greatest accomplishment was a faithful marriage of 57 years and his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his devoted wife Glenda Powell Baugh his son and daughter-in-law Terry and Alicia Baugh, his daughter and son-in-law Tanya and Bryan Gorka, his grandchildren Tucker, Nixon, Elliot and Terra and family Bryce and their daughter Evangelina, his brothers Robert Baugh, Royce Baugh and sister Ruth Ann Baugh Duffy, and his mother-in-law Doris "Mimi" Powell Rogers.
He was greeted in Heaven by his parents Ernest and Ruby Pearl Baugh and numerous family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers are the Board of Trustees for TVCC, friends at Athens Fish and Game, and Dr. Jerry King.

The family would like to say a special thank you to UT Health Athens nursing staff and physicians, Park Highland Rehabilitation Center, and Dr. Jennings who provided such loving care.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund in his honor has been set up. Donations can be made at Trinity Valley Community College Ron Baugh Scholarship, 100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, Texas 75751
Published on January 9, 2020


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Tonya and Wayne Helmig
Jan 10, 2020
Terry, we are so sorry for yours and your family’s loss. God will keep you and your family strong through this saddening time. Remember, that your Dad is always with you; that love never ends.
May God bless you and your family.
Tonya and Wayne Helmig
John Ledgerwood
Jan 10, 2020
I fondly remember growing up with Ronald, Royce, Robert and Ruth Ann. We played cowboys and Indians,
rode our bicycles, hide and seek, shoot jackrabbits with
22s. My sincere condolences to his family.
Marlon Bowman
Jan 09, 2020
Dear Terry and Family I'm sorry for your lost stay strong and keep your head up God has a plan for everyone
Sherri Benthall
Jan 09, 2020
I knew Ron as my president he was a great leader and friend. I am so sorry to here that he has passed. I wish his family peace at this very hard time.