Gene Key Baker

July 1, 1935June 3, 2011

GENE K. BAKER, 75, of Collierville, passed away June 3, 2011. The family will receive friends today, Sunday, June 5, beginning at 1 p.m. with the Life Celebration beginning at 2 p.m., all at Collierville Funeral Home. Born July 1, 1935 in Louisville, MS to the late Walter Fuller and Lucille Baker, Gene was a graduate of Mississippi State University and he faithfully served his country in the United State Air Force. Mr. Baker worked for 25 years at Ferry Morse Seed Co. in Fulton, KY, and he retired from Burpee Seed Co. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt, fish, play golf, and spend time in Alaska fishing. Gene was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Sally J. Baker and his sister, Shearer Metts. He is survived by two children, Michael Jarrell Baker (Beth) of Birmingham, AL and Barbara Baker Binford (Greg) of Collierville; three grandchildren, Kathryn Ann Baker and Michael Alexander Baker of Birmingham and Allison Grace Binford of Collierville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center(Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Care), 1961 South Houston Levee Rd., Collierville, TN 38017.

Collierville Funeral Home



  • Visitation Sunday, June 5, 2011
  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gene Key Baker

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June 6, 2011

Mike, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We are sorry to hear the news about Gene. We will be thinking about you guys. Pat & Colleen Kolar