Raymond G. Baker
Raymond G. Baker, 83, of 8 Summit St. died Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2002, at MedCentral Shelby Hospital after a long illness.
He was born March 4, 1918 in Richland County, the son of the late Hugh and Elizabeth (Lysinger) Baker. He retired in 1983 from Shelby City Schools as a custodian. Prior to that he worked for Fred Mellick in home construction. He was a member of the Community Baptist Bible Church in Mansfield, American Legion O’Brien Post #326, Shelby Moose Lodge Chapter #422 and a lifetime member of Shelby Eagles Aries #763. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and woodworking. Mr. Baker was an Army veteran of WWII, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Beatrice (Swanger) Baker, whom he wed on Nov. 6, 1937; son and daughter-in-law: William and Patsy Baker of Weston; three daughters and sons-in-law: Judy
and William Binion of Shelby, Tina and Nicholas Yosick of Overland Park, KS, and Mary Lou
and Charles Lively of Wapakoneta; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Baker of Shelby; three sisters: Margaret Ewing of Greenwich, Lucille Dillon of Shelby and Jeanette Wilson of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard
Calling hours will be today from 6-8 p.m. at Turner Funeral Home, 168 W. Main St., Shelby, and on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Randall Collins officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby, with military honors conducted by Richland County Joint Veterans Council. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Home and Public Health.