Arthur S. Baker

August 23, 1924July 6, 2018

Arthur “Art” Sheldon Baker, 93, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the NC State Veterans Home in Salisbury, NC. He was born August 23, 1924 in Westport, NY, the son of Ruth Sheldon and Raymond L. Baker. He loved growing up in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY. Arthur graduated from Elizabethtown Central School in 1942. He served his country during WWII stationed in Italy as a tail gunner on a B-24 in the Army Air Force. Following his military service, he began working with Southern Bell Telephone and worked as a Marketing Manager. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He will be deeply missed. Arthur was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, L. Pearl Linker Baker. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving children; David S. Baker (Kitty) of Greensboro, NC, Janet R. Taylor (Ken) of Oak Ridge, NC, Kenneth A. Baker (Kim) of Aurora, CO., grandchildren; Kim Anderson Lyons (Justin), Greg Baker (Melanie), David Baker, Alexis Myers; great grandchildren, Grayson Lyons, Macy Lyons, Phoenix Baker; and sister, Marylynn Burres of Westport, NY. Graveside services with full military rites with Rev. Sarah Holler officiating, will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 10:30 am at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro, NC. Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the Baker family. Online condolences may be made at


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Arthur S. Baker

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wayne cross

July 11, 2018

Janet : Sorry to see your mom and now your dad have passed on . They were great neighbors to my Grandmother Emma King up on Noble Terrace and Etown. Hope life is treating you well . Wayne Cross Charlotte NC .

B Brown

July 7, 2018

To the Family,

My condolences to the family on the passing of your dear loved one. I know that this is a very difficult time for you as death is an enemy to all of us. The lost of a precious family member and the pain that we experience from that lost is not easy. May you find comfort and strength in Jehovah God’s words at Revelation 21:4, which gives us a sure promise that death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. I pray that He will grant you peace at this most difficult time. I am so sorry.