Charlie Bauman

Charlie Bauman, 62, of Waco, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by loved ones at the home place that he loved dearly on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

Service Information:

Visitation will be from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 1, at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 3, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel.

(LIMITED seating will be available).  For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed Click Here to View the Live Stream.

Charlie was born September 1, 1958 in Odessa and in his early years was raised in Gatesville.  As a teenager, he moved to China Spring where he graduated from China Spring High School in 1977. After graduating high school, Charlie joined the United States Navy and became a UH-46 Helicopter Plane Captain for Combat Squadron Three in 1978.

Charlie returned to Waco after his years of service and graduated from Tarleton State University with a business degree becoming the first in his family to acquire a four-year degree. He worked at Crow and Roberts Auto Body and later became an insurance adjuster working catastrophes such as Hurricane Andrew and the Northridge Earthquake in California as well as many others.  He raised three beautiful children that he was very proud of and multiple grandchildren whom he adored.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Bauman, Jr. and Elsie Bauman; and sister, Carla Patton.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Bauman; daughters, Keri Dietz and husband, Phil and Jodi Browning and husband, Bill; son, Ernest Charles (CJ) Bauman, IV and wife, Olivia; grandchildren, Tyler Albers, Nikki Dietz, Marcus Dietz, Kodie Albers Warner, Josh Albers, Dylan Layne, and Ernest Charles (Charlie) Bauman, V; siblings, Lisa Tolbertt, Leslie Clay Mason, Lee Bauman, and Kelly Bauman; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Gonna miss you my other brother! Your shining smile, your contagious positive attitude and your ability to put a smile on the faces of those around you will be forever missed. My deepest condolences and prayers for your entire family, Charlotte and all the “kids” and of course to all your siblings as well. He was one of my best friends in high school and my protector. Rest in peace sweet friend.
    Marilyn Prause “Bug”

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  3. Rebecca L Kroll

    Gonna miss one of my best friends. Had some good times in school. You were more like a brother to me . When you get to heaven try to find my mother and see if she will make you some smoother liver. Charlotte and family you all have my prayer.
    Friend, Becky (Freedman) Kroll

  4. It has been my privilege and blessing to know and serve Bro. Charlie and his precious family as pastor, friend and co-laborer for many years. To witness God’s Plan and Purposes worked out in their lives has been a testimony of His Power and Grace. Charlie’s love for his family, passion for life and commitment to Christ has touched and blessed many. My sincere condolences to the entire family. Be assured of my continued prayers and constant love. I loo or was to our promised and happy reunion in our Father’s House.

  5. Larry & Pam Garrett

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have good high school memories of times with Charlie. Thinking of you and your family now and in the days ahead.

    Larry & Pam Garrett

  6. Shelia Reiter ( Martin)

    Charlie. You’ll be missed. I love seeing you and your wife. You guys were always good to me. I shall miss you dearly. When you see Evelyn. Tell her I love her and miss her too.

  7. We are gonna definitely miss Charlie !!!!! He was a wonderful friend and & brother in Christ. I pray for the family & that God may hold them close to his heart.

  8. I will miss Charlie. Hard to write this. The very best of a fiend during my high school years and a older brother that I never had. Remember fondly when his father was a Texas Game Warden and well to say that my Grandfather was not always the legal sportsman. He had a gidget called a telephone. Good way to catch yellow catfish back in those days. Then Charlie’s dad would always ask Charlie were my grandfather was and my Grandfather would ask me were was Charlie’s dad. Of course Charlie and I being Charlie and I would would never tell neither one of them. I know Charlie’s dad did get to catch my grandfather in action at least once. When I came to China Springs in October of 1974 this little long haired buy from the big town of Ft Worth, and who was one of the first to take me as a close friend Charlie. Charlie never had a enemy in the world he just would not let anyone become a enemy, maybe with the exception of one time about this guy from Connolly that took his girlfriend from him. That is a whole another story what we did one night on that one. My friend rest in peace as I know you are. Look up my dad along with my grandfather and just check and see if your father is still chasing my dad and grandfather.

    • Cindy McCorkle (Foster)

      Yes, Curtis, you two were quite a pair. Two loving, crazy, giving guys – two peas in a pod – loved ya both.

  9. Charlie was a good man and a good friend. I’ll always remember our talks. Taught me a few things over the years. Charlie loved the Lord and I know one day we will meet again. RIP Charlie

  10. A great Man and Friend that will be missed . a one of a kind that would always help anyone and a friend that would listen or give you advice. you will be missed.

  11. This world is a little darker without you in it, but heaven is shinning bright as you Texas Two Step through the golden gates. May God give your family peace and loving memories.
    Rest in the Lord’s Arms
    Diana McNeely Motloch

  12. Paul and Vickie (Lane) Gorgas

    Charlotte, our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dear husband! May God comfort you and your family during this very difficult time!!! Please know we’ll be thinking of you in the days to come, and praying for you all! Know that we care and love you always!!

  13. Starla Ragan Busby

    Charlie, you will be missed by all who knew you. We know you are rejoicing in Heaven and no longer in pain. Prayers for your family in the days, weeks and months to come.
    May God bring comfort to all.

  14. Rest in peace Charlie Bauman…. We had some good times together… Cooking briskets, working on trucks, talking construction, and trips to the mission fields in Honduras…
    One of a kind you are!

  15. My deepest sympathy to all the family.
    Rest In Peace , Charlie

  16. You will be missed. Goodbye friend!💓🦋💓

  17. Chuck and sue Ross

    Charlotte I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your soulmate and God has earned an angel. I know you will miss him we all love to you. Chuck and I want you to know that you’re in our prayers and always are if you need to taltalk you just call me🙏🙏🙏

  18. Nolan and Mindy Skains

    Our hearts are broken for you all. Prayers to you all in this time of sorrow.

  19. Dan & Susan Wright

    Charlotte: Dan and I are so sorry to hear about Charlie. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen you but could never forget the beautiful times we had at BCBC. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven has definitely become brighter with Charlie there!

  20. Cindy Sullivan Cooper

    I only have great memories of Charlie. A great guy who would do anything for anyone.

    My sincere condolences to his wife and family.

  21. Cindy McCorkle (Foster)

    Charlotte, Leslie and family, boy this one is hard to swallow. Charlie, you’re in that place we read about called Paradise. You have a special place in my heart, many years in school and later talking to you about your service, college, Charlotte and your kids, watching you and LD talk about the Lord – all the wrongs and finally getting it right, as you talked about being saved, loving Charlotte and how good and forgiving she is and wanting to be part of God’s Kingdom. You are so loved and will be SO missed. Fly high, walk those streets of gold, sing with the angels – till we meet again good friend.

  22. I miss you . Lisa

  23. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Charlie coming to Shorty’s, standing next to me at the griddle sharing a thoughts while I cooked. Your family brought many blessings into my life.

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