Peaceful 09

Robert “Bob” Nelson Baugh

September 4, 1946 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Robert “Bob” Nelson Baugh Obituary

Robert “Bob” Nelson Baugh, 77, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 28, 2024. He was a devout Catholic whose faith never wavered. Born on September 4, 1946, in Baton Rouge, La., Bob graduated from Louisiana State University, in 1969, before working as an industrial engineer at Siemens Westinghouse for more than 40 years. As a proud Cajun, he avidly followed his beloved LSU Tigers and would never hesitate to start a conversation with anyone wearing purple and gold. He enjoyed tinkering with things around the house and, in true engineer form, he could fix anything.

Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carmen Esbrook Baugh; daughters Kristin Baugh Vogelsberg and Kelly Marie Baugh; son-in-law Scott Vogelsberg; grandchildren Lola and Finn Vogelsberg; brother Sam Baugh; sister Ann Baugh Polito; and brother-in-law Philip Polito. His family will always remember him as a gentle, loving father who put his children first in all things, and as an adoring grandfather who rarely missed his grandchildren’s sporting events—nor an opportunity to beat them in “Spoons.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer William Baugh, Sr., and Mildred Oubre Baugh; brother Homer William Baugh, Jr.; and sisters-in-law Janet Forrest Baugh and Sandi Reeves Baugh.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 1 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Wake Forest, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask you to consider a donation to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation ( or the Bicuspid Aorta Foundation (

Arrangments by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-7400)

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Mass of Christian Burial
February 2, 2024

1:00 PM
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
600 West Holding Avenue
Wake Forest, NC 27587


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