Eaton Rapids, MI
Born April 13, 1954; passed away June 21, 2019.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, William Lee Baucom, Sr. and mother Aleatha Mae (Grady) Baucom; his brother, Burler Kim Baucom; and daughter, Danae Rachelle Baucom. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Rosanne Kay (Hein) Baucom; daughters, Lisa (Gerardo) Blanco and Tanya (Miguel) Cisneros; his grandchildren, Kobe, Fabiola, Sophia and Libby Blanco, Lavereous and Nichelle Byrd and Esabella Cisneros; his sisters, Brenda Steele and Adah Baucom; brother, Brent Baucom; and many nieces and nephews.
Bill was born in Niles, MI, and grew up in Cassopolis, MI. He graduated from Cassopolis HS in 1972. He went on to further his education at Anderson College, in Anderson, IN, and Lansing Community College. Bill was employed, and retired from, the State of Michigan. He held numerous positions with the State, always ready to take on a new opportunity. Bill also served his Country in both the Army and the Michigan Air National Guard. Along with getting his private pilot’s license he was a Weapons System Officer (WSO) in the F-4 Phantom, while serving at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mt Clemons, MI.
Bill wrapped up his career(s) as a Weather Observer at Lansing International Airport, and several other airports throughout Michigan. He always kept his “eye on the sky,” whether as a Pilot or Weather Observer.
Bill was very active and enjoyed golf, fishing, photography, water skiing, boating and spending time outdoors and at the lake with family and friends. He excelled at athletics but especially loved to play and watch football.
Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
There will be a memorial service held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Pennway Church of God, 1101 E. Cavanaugh, Lansing, MI 48910. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. To view the full obituary and leave condolences visit: www.EstesLeadley.com