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Donald Eugene Bauldree

October 10, 1943 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Donald Eugene Bauldree, age 80, went to be with his Lord on February 2, 2024.  He was born in Lisbon, Louisiana on October 10, 1943 to Nina and Joseph W. Bauldree. He married the love of his life, Lynda Connally Bauldree, in 1961 and had three children: Laura Ashcraft of Corpus Christi (Billy), Bryan Bauldree of Dallas (Susan) and Danny Bauldree of Corpus Christi. 

Don enlisted in the Navy in 1960 for four years where he served his country proudly. He and Lynda enjoyed a last deployment in Hawaii before he left the service to continue his career in automotive repair. He opened Don’s Auto Repair and ran his own shop for many years. Don could repair anything!! He grew up fishing and hunting and prided himself on passing these skills on to both his children and his grandchildren. They all loved to hunt, fish and go crabbing with Papaw! While his wife Lynda was never seen without her red manicured nails – Don never left the house without his signature ball cap! His Navy cap was his favorite.

Don was preceded in death by 10 of his 12 siblings: Volley Bauldree, Velma Caldwell, Bytha Norris, Retha Pickering, Travis Bauldree, Dorothy Jerry, Milton Bauldree, Joe David Bauldree, Esther Dagg, and Barbara Boyd. He is survived by siblings Virginia Deloach and Phillip Bauldree.

Don treasured his grandchildren and they, in turn, adored him: Chase Ashcraft (Meghan), Cody Ashcraft (Monica), Benjamin Bauldree, Rachel Bauldree and one great grandchild, Jackson Ashcraft. Don was loved by many nieces and nephews as well. He also loved his dogs – Bella, Sara, Lacey and Chumley. They will all miss him.

A visitation will be from 6-9PM on Thursday, February 15, Seaside Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM on Friday, February 16 at Seaside Reid Chapel. Interment to follow at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

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February 15, 2024

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seaside Funeral Home

Funeral Service
February 16, 2024

12:30 PM
Seaside Reid Chapel
4357 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

February 16, 2024

Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery
9974 IH-37 Access Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78410


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