Born Wednesday, December 25, 1929, (Christmas day) in Symsonia, he retired after 22 years of service as a welder from Three Rivers Rock Company in Smithland. He was a member of Elva Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Michael Baker of Wichita, Kan., Roger Watkins of Symsonia and Richard Watkins of Ledbetter, four grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and one brother, Gaylon Baker of Milwaukee, Wis.
Mr. Baker was preceeded in death by his wife Lucy Ann (McManis) Baker, four brothers; George Baker, Ray Lee Baker, Nolvice Baker, Virgil Baker and one sister, Pauline Cox. Also preceding in death were his parents, William Miles Baker and Lila Gail (Bell) Baker.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Collier Funeral Home. Bro. Mike Littrell and Bro. Joel Frizzell officiated. Interment followed the service in the New Sand Hill Cemetery in Graves County.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Elva Baptist Church Building Fund,2539 Oak Level-Elva Rd Symsonia, KY 42082.