He was a member of Echoes of Mercy Baptist Church.
He was an avid fisherman and gardener. He was an owner and operator of Bradley County school buses for 39 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene Baker and Pearl Martin Baker; son, Dean Baker; and brothers: Charlie and Roy Baker.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sandra Baker of Cleveland; three children: Susan Lewis, Rick Beck and wife, Wendy, and Marie Gorman and husband, Bobby, all of Cleveland; eight grandchildren: Chris Baker, Alex Lewis, Savannah Lewis, C.J. Beck, Cody Beck, David Eyler, Heather Killian and Robert Gorman; one great-grandchild, Brantley Eyler; sister, Sue Carter of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 1, 2013, at Echoes of Mercy Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel White officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Baker family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.