Carl Eugene BakerWedington, AR, 1927 - 2017 0comment
Carl Eugene Baker, 90 year old resident of Wedington Community, Arkansas, died on December 19, 2017 at his home. Born on June 7, 1927 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, he was the son of William Baker and Malinda Richey Baker. He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II. Carl married Phoebe Johnson on September 4, 1947 in Cane Hill, Arkansas. He was a train master for Rock Island Railroad and retired as a train traffic controller for Chicago Metro. Carl was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, and Ozark Foxtrotters Riding Club. He was a member of Wedington Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a Deacon in 1954.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicki Elaine Hamilton; three brothers, John Baker, Dean Baker, and Charles Baker; and one sister, Sue Mounce. He is survived by his wife, Phoebe Baker of the home; two sons, Dennis Eugene Baker and wife Ladonna of Imperial, Missouri, and Carl Michael Baker and wife Rhonda of Summers, Arkansas; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and one brother, Owen D. Baker and wife Elaine of Sealy, Texas.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Wedington Baptist Church, Wedington, Arkansas with Pastor Doug Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Wedington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2017 at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 641, Prairie Grove, Ark. 72753. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.
Published December 21, 2017
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Wasson Funeral Home, Inc.
441 West Hwy 412, P.O. Box 29, Siloam Springs, AR