January 2, 1930 – July 3, 2019
Mr. Ron Baker, 89, of Cartersville, GA passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. Ron was born January 2, 1930 in Irvine, KY to the late Mr. Walter S. Baker Sr. and Mrs. Natalia Hughes Baker.
Ron served in the United States Navy for five years during the Korean War. He never met a stranger and had friends wherever he went. Ron was a great story teller and engaged even the shyest person. He loved to play golf and began playing golf at the age of seven and never stopped and even owned his own golf store for twelve years. Ron was a devoted husband, a caring father and Paw Paw to his grandchildren. Ron will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Clara Davis, and brother, Arnold Baker.
He is survived by his loving wife, Alice Van Derwerken Baker, sons; Keith (Cathy) Baker, Rick (Shirley) Baker, step daughters; Camme (Mike) Mongoven and Jonna (Tim) Ryan and step son, Scott Patterson. His three grandchildren; Kelly, Jacob, and Joshua Mongoven also survive to cherish Paw Paw's memory.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Friday, July 5, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, Cartersville, GA at two o'clock in the afternoon with the Revs. Frank Weathersby and Kelly Mongoven officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Danville, KY.
The family will receive friends at the church from one o'clock in the afternoon until the service hour on Friday, July 5, 2019.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave online condolences for the family.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA is honored to serve the family in this difficult time.
- Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
- Celebration of Life Service Friday, July 5, 2019
July 10, 2019
Alice and Jonna,
I am so sorry to read about Ron's passing. He was such a wonderful person, full of life and energy. Baker's Golf was one of my favorite VDT advertising accounts and I enjoyed my weekly visits. Ron was always happy and smiling. My heart breaks for y'all and I pray that your memories will bring comfort and peace in the days ahead. Prayers are lifted for your entire family.
With caring thoughts,
July 5, 2019
Dear Baker Family - Tim and I were so sorry to read of Ron's death. We have such fond memories of our dinners together and rides in the Wrangler with the top down. And, of course, of the wonderful golf shop you owned in Lake Park. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers.
With much love and sympathy,
Donna & Tim D.
July 4, 2019
Deepest Sympathies to the Baker Family.
I played a lot of golf with Ron at Woodland Hills. We had a steady foursome including John Chrisman. He was such a fun guy to golf with. Ron was always in good spirits and a gentle person. Always in a good mood and a great story teller.
He will be missed by the guys at the club.
July 4, 2019
I was saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. He was such an affable man and it was a blessing to be his pastor for a time. A person of faith, a loving husband and a Canes fan just like me, Ron always had a smile on his face whenever I encountered him. My prayers are with you Alice, and with your family.