OBITUARY

Donald V. Baker, Sr.

November 13, 1930February 26, 2014

Donald V. Baker, Sr., 83, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Deaconess Hospice Care Center. He was born November 13, 1930, in Evansville, to the late Francis and Allene (Copeland) Baker.

He retired from the Air Force after 30 years of service and was a member of VFW Post #1114.

Donald was preceded in death by his son, Lincoln R. Baker; and brothers, Virgil and Norman Baker.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia (Rinehart) Baker; son, Donald (Debbie) Baker, Jr.; daughter, Melissa Baker; daughter-in-law, Linda Baker; and grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, Josiah, Emily, Samuel, Amy Claire and Naomi Baker.

Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, March 1, 2014, in McCutchanville Cemetery, officiated by Donald’s nephew, Scott Richardson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Deaconess Hospice Care Center. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 1, 2014
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Charles Hargis

March 5, 2014

My belated condolences from the Hargis family in Tennessee. My dad, Floyd, and Don were first cousins. My Grandmother Emma and Allene were sisters. I think I shook his hand at one of the Hargis family reunions and thanked him for his service to our country by serving in the Air Force. I want to reiterate that thought again to his family.

Warm regards,
Charles Hargis,
Oak Ridge, TN

Pam & Steve (Bethel) Bennett

March 3, 2014

We were so sorry to hear about Donald. We are praying for you and your family. God bless and comfort you all.

Rev. 21:3, 4 ~ Kim

March 3, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

George and Carolyn Clark

March 2, 2014

Uncle Don walked to beat of his own drum, a rare man with whom one could have intelligent conversation, and one who lived life without pretense. I cherish all my connections with Uncle Don. Thinking of you, Aunt Pat and family. Semper salute.

March 2, 2014

Thank you for quickly and kindly making me feel a valued and cherished part of the family from the very beginning. Don, Sr.'s generosity was evident. His tales and the sharing of his life were enriching. He was a good father-in-law.
I will miss seeing him, listening to his harmonica, guitar, and singing, and talking to him while he sat in his custom 'chair.'
Love, Debbie (Long) Baker

June Kumm

February 28, 2014

Praying for peace and comfort for all!!!!

February 28, 2014

So sorry to hear about Uncle Don. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!
Love Peggy Eastham

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

February 28, 2014

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

February 28, 2014

Nothing Beautiful In This World Is Ever Really Lost Those We Cherish Will Always
Live On In Memory.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Deaconess Home Medical Equipment and Infusion Staff

Jeff and Dana Holder

February 28, 2014

Praying for Aunt Pat, Don, Missy and all the family. Uncle Don was both intelligent and entertaining. We have fond memories of him from Thanksgiving dinners at Grace Baptist Church, numerous weddings and funerals, and those all too rare family get togethers. May God bless you all now and always. He will be missed.