Mr. Howard Heath Baucom, age 86, of Monroe, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Raleigh.
Funeral Services to celebrate his life will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Davis Funeral Chapel, officiated by Reverend Don Lisk. Interment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park.
He was born on June 3, 1927, in Union County to the late William Clarence and Etta Viola Helms Baucom. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Ann Theresa Libby Baucom of Windsor Locks, CT, and his sister, Linda Baucom.
Howard graduated from Fairview School in Indian Trail, NC (1944), served in the United States Navy as a Pharmacist Mate Third Class (1944-1946), and spent 55 years as a successful realtor owning and operating Baucom Realty in Washington, D.C. The biggest joy in his life was his family and friends, whom he was dedicated to supporting.
He is survived by his children, Susan Ann Ward, James Howard Baucom, Nancy Jean Boyd, Sandra Ann Cartwright, Richard Alan Baucom, and Thomas Michael Baucom; his grandchildren, Clifford Adam Cartwright, Christina Ann Cartwright, Sarah Ann Colt, and Steven Edward Ward; his great-grandchildren, Ashton Owen Colt, Alexander James Colt, and Benjamin Adam Cartwright; his brothers, Melvin, Thomas, Donald, and James Baucom; and his sisters, Dorothy Maples, Myrtle Mullis, Edith Walker, Mo-He Arrington, Wanda Rowell, and Kay McManus.
The family will receive friends Saturday (July 20, 2013) from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM one hour prior to the service at Davis Funeral Home; 1003 East Franklin Street in Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County; 250 Hospice Circle; Raleigh, NC 27607 or hospiceofwake.org.
Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mr. Baucom. An on-line guestbook is available at www.davisfuneralservice.com.