Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

June 6, 2013

Les Baufield

Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Services for Les Baufield, age 83, of Lake Striker, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sat., June 8, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Jacksonville with Father Mark Kusmirek officiating.

Mr. Baufield was born May 6, 1930 in Elk River, Minnesota.

He passed away Mon. June 3, 2013 in Tyler.

Mr. Baufield married Marie G. Merner on Sept. 26, 1953 over 59 years ago at the U.S. Argentia Naval Base Chapel in New Foundland, Canada.  

He served in the Navy for 20 years. He was a member of the Naval Fleet Reserves, an honorary member of American Foreign Legion and awarded the Defender of the 2nd Amendment award by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

He is preceded in death by his by his parents Arthur and Harriet Baufield; brother, Roy Baufield, and son-in-law, Dave Watson.

Survived by his wife,  Marie Baufield of Lake Striker; daughters, Jodi Watson of Lake Striker, and Melanie Graham and husband John  of Grand Prairie; son, Casey Baufield and wife Wendy of Rusk; brother, David Baufield and wife Chris  and sister, Betty Tilleskjor all of Minnesota; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.