Wesley Lester Baysinger

Friday, November 20, 2020

Wesley Lester Baysinger passed quietly while in hospice care at Union Hospital in Terre Haute in the evening hours of Nov. 18, 2020.

He was born Nov. 2, 1930 and had just celebrated his 90th birthday. He was born in Brazil to Bert and Daisy (Moore) Baysinger.

Wesley graduated from Staunton High School in 1949 and entered the U.S. Army a few months later. While home on furlough and before leaving for Germany he met his wife to be Virginia Lois Witty. When he returned home they married on Feb. 21, 1952.

Wesley was a life-long member of Bee Ridge Congregational Church where he had held several positions in the church over the years.

He was also a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge #541. Wesley worked for IBM in Greencastle and retired in 1986 after 30 years of service and enjoyed a beautiful retirement. He also spent much of his life farming until his retirement in 1986. He enjoyed spending time with his family and many special friends and spending time with his wife Lois singing karaoke and appreciating life. He was commonly seen with a smile on his face and was a “glass half full” kind of man.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Bert Baysinger Jr. and a sister Delores Baysinger Mathews and a granddaughter Bethany Shayne Randall, also a brother-in-law Gerald Witty.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years Lois Baysinger; son Mike (Donna) Baysinger; daughter Myca (Andy) Randall; son Gary (Gretchen) Baysinger; grandchildren Sharla (Kurt) Cargnino, Heather (Bill) Fagg, Brooke (Dan) Hoover, Griffin (Ashley) Randall, Garrett Baysinger and Gaddis (Ashley) Baysinger; eight great-grandchildren; brother Charles Baysinger; sister-in-law Joyce Jensen; and brothers-in-law Darrel Witty (Deanna) and Gene Mathews.

French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care. Burial will be held at Bee Ridge Cemetery at a later date.

The family is hoping to have a Celebration of Life, also to be announced, at a later date.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.