Daryl David Baughey's remarkable journey in life began in Morenci, MI on August 27, 1958 as Jon Daryl Green II. Unfortunately, at birth his mental or intellectual capacity was severely limited due to the lack of adequate oxygen. Fortunately, Daryl was able to live a relative care free normal life mostly due to his doting, endearing and loving Mother Beverly and his many, many, many friends! Also, in a small part, when his mother married his adopted father Sam Baughey in August of 1969 and he legally became Daryl David Baughey. There were just no true enemies in Daryl's mind. He greeted nearly everyone old or new with an extended hand, a smile and the words or mantra, "How you doin'?" Throughout his life, Daryl was always noticing "pretty girls", playing golf, bowling, krekoe, Riding his lawnmower, horse back riding ( Lenawee Therapeutic Riding ), farming with his uncles and especially talking to his friends. Socialization was a huge part of Daryl's daily routine & world. He loved attending the Hope Community Center (HCC) because of the numerous activities, visiting with the staff and talking incessantly with the other disabled adult members. Another aspect of his social interaction was his love for his numerous dogs, cats and a couple horses. Oh, he so cherished all the those animals. He cried and wept for each one when they eventually passed away. One other prominent activity was Daryl's participation in the Special Olympics (SO). He was so rightfully proud to be a champion in SO many different athletic events ever since the games inception in 1968-1969. Now perhaps a note of nostalgia and serendipity, his mother Beverly requested minutes before she passed away on Jan. 23, 2016,"Promise me you'll take care of Daryl." I did and I have to the best of my ability! Daryl is survived by his father, Samuel Baughey; an aunt and many cousins as well as all the many friends he has met throughout his life. Daryl is preceded in death by his mother, Beverly A. (Frank) Baughey. So now when Daryl is interred right next to his mother at the Fairfield Cemetery, his mother Beverly will once more "take care" of her "little boy!" Lastly, please remember Daryl David Baughey and what his adoring mother Beverly A. (Frank) Baughey truly believed and said, "Jesus Loves Us All". Funeral services will be Friday, January 28, 2022 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Burial will take place later at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield. Visitation will be 11 A.M. to 2 P. M. Friday, January 28, 2022 at the funeral home with service to follow at 2 P.M. As per Daryl, his mother Beverly and my wishes in lieu of flowers to please make a donation to the Hope Community Center and the Lenawee Therapeutic Riding which was apropos and gratifying to Daryl.
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