George Edward Baker, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1950, in Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Haskell Baker and Ruth Bryan Baker.
Survivors include two sons: Bryan Tyler Baker (Rachel and their son Oliver Andrew Baker) of Huntsville, Ala., and Andrew Johnston Baker of Washington D.C.; two siblings: Barbara Ruth Hopson of Blountville and Levon H Baker of Cleveland; he will also be remembered by Kathryne Johnston Baker of Little Rock.
He graduated from Cleveland High School where he excelled in basketball and baseball. He attended Cleveland State Community College before joining the Army National Guard. In the spring of 1973 he graduated with highest honors from Officer Candidate School.
After 25 years of service he retired as a major. He loved playing golf, watching the History Channel, and playing trivia with friends.
The service will be held in Cleveland at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Catholic High School Foundation in Little Rock, Ark.
The funeral arrangements are entrusted to Ruebel Funeral Home in Little Rock, Ark.