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Obituary for Terry Lee William Baum
Terry Lee William Baum, 73, of Clinton, died Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Terry was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 7, 1945. He was the son of the late Omar Baum and the late Evelyn (Ziefle) Baum. He was raised in old “Lenk’s Hill” section of South Toledo (Hawley and Buckingham) by his mother, his grandmother (Mabel Ziefle), his great grandmother (Augusta Walters), and his step-father, Frank Byers. He graduated from Macomber Vocational School in Toledo, Ohio in 1963. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 until 1987, and retired at the rank of Senior master Sergeant/First Sergeant (E-8). His assignments, both stateside and overseas, included more than one tour in Vietnam, and tours in England, Germany and Italy. His awards and decorations included multiple awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Vietnam Cross for Gallantry. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he attended Mississippi College where he earned a B.S. in Secondary Education, and an M.S.S. in History/Political Science. His civilian positions included working for Mississippi Chemical Corporation, the Jackson Mississippi VA Regional Office, and as the Director of Workforce Training for Hinds Community College, from which he retired in 2009.
Terry was preceded in death by his grandson, Brandon Terry Steven Baum. He is survived by his sons, Richard Lee Eric Baum (Steffanie) and Mark Robert Jason Baum (Jean); granddaughter, Tabatha Amanda-Faye Baum, and her mother, Martha L. Burnup; granddaughter, Elle Baum; a brother, Richard Paul Baum (Cynthia); and his loving companion, Carole Roxanne Winham; and a host of loving relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
The family requests memorials be made in Terry’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org