Charles “Chuck” Baynum, 67, completed his life's journey and entered heaven Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Delmar.
Charles was born in Lewes, April 20, 1945, to Verden William and Martha Jane Baynum. He graduated from Lewes High School and served four years in the U.S. Navy. Upon returning home, he was employed for a short time by National Cash Register in Millsboro before going to work for the Delaware Department of Transportation. He retired from DOT after 38 years and then worked for Laurel School District, David G. Horsey and Sons and finally the Delaware Adolescent Program Inc.
He was a member of Delmar Wesleyan Church for the past 30 years where he served as a board member, Sunday school superintendent, choir member, softball player and coach and youth leader. His love and devotion to God and others was evident in his life and church activities. He recently attended Bethel Worship Center. He was an avid sports fan and cheered on his Philadelphia teams, especially the Eagles and Phillies.
He moved to Laurel with his wife Kay in 1972 and coached in the Laurel Little League parks, Seaford parks and recreation and the Christian softball league for many years. He became an avid supporter of the Laurel Bulldogs and could be found taking tickets at most high school sporting events.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Kay E. Smith Baynum. He also leaves behind a daughter Lynn M. DeFelice; a son Todd C. Baynum and wife Tammy; four grandchildren, Katilynn E. DeFelice, Zachary T. Baynum, Lauren K. DeFelice and Gabriello M. Baynum all of Delmar; and a sister Nancy Lehman and husband John of Easton, Md. He is also survived by a large number of brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and friends.
A viewing was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel,Tuesday, Dec. 11. A funeral service will be held at Bethel Worship Center, DuPont Hwy., Seaford, Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m., were a viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Bill Hitch and the Rev. Joe LeCates will officiate. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Delaware Adolescent Program Inc. c/o Transportation Department, 26351 Patriots Way, Georgetown, DE 19947.