Dale J. Baker

August 17, 1939October 4, 2021

Dale James Baker age 82, of Greenville passed away at 8:24 PM on Monday, October 4, 2021, at his residence.

Dale was born August 17, 1939, in Greenville to the late Elmer & Lucille (Petry) Baker. In addition to his parents, Dale was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Gene Petry.

Dale is survived by his wife, Karla (Schubert) Baker whom he married December 24, 1993; daughter, Sandy (Randy) Cox of Palestine; son, Daniel Baker; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 1 expected; brother, Marvin (Mary) Baker of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister, Janice Petry of Fountain City, Indiana; mother-in-law, Lois Jacobs of Portland, Indiana; sister-in-law, Kathy (Rick) Neargarder of Union City, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dale retired from Fram Corporation, Greenville in 2001 where he had worked for 44 years. Dale showed horses all his life, he started with pulling ponies with his father. Dale started contesting in the early 1960’s all over the United States and competed in World Championships. Dale worked the south end arena at the fair for numerous years.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson with Pastor Dean Frame officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to EverHeart Hospice.


6 November

Graveside Service

10:00 am

Oak Grove Cemetery

Ft. Jefferson, Ohio


Dale J. Baker

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Nancy Petry

October 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of cousin Dales passing.Have many memories of fun times learning to ride the ponies with Dale,Marvin,and Janice.Prayers to the family.

Jo Ellen Petry Bivens

October 19, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of cousin Dale. We have many happy memories of going to the farm and riding the ponies. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Donna Dynes

October 11, 2021

KARLA, So sorry for your loss! I will always remember the times shared with Dale, always a smile on his face! 🙏

Lindsey Behm

October 7, 2021

Always loved running at shows with Dale and Karla! One of my very first horses that I trained came from Dale. My mom and dad also had a mare out of one of Dale’s studs that won the pee wee best of the best for my daughter and multiple other awards for my kids that I loved telling Dale about. That little mare has gone on to run for another little girl that was third this year at the best of the best. You will be missed Dale!

Rhonda Werner

October 7, 2021

Throughout our years working at FRAM, Dale always showed me nothing but kindness. His ornery smile & laughter will never be forgotten. Karla my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Gladys Neff

October 7, 2021

At one time Dale and his family was very close to us. We used to visit them often . He was my favorite cousin on the Baker side of the family. Didn’t see him much when he got sick but Karla always kept me informed. Heaven gained a great angle .I’m sure he will be riding high with all the horses RIPdear cousin love you

Lisa Swingley

October 7, 2021

Karla, I'm so sorry for your loss!! I will never forget the days of going to the barrel shows and seeing everyone. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. ❤🙏

David and Brenda Perry

October 7, 2021

There is no one in this world like Dale Baker!! He was priceless!! We will miss his love, support, laughter, endless teasing and his yelling when he or a friend rode. You were a blessing of a mentor, helpful hand for years and always a fountain of knowledge. We know Daphne is snuggling with you again…till we meet again someday dear friend..

Pam Clark

October 7, 2021

I used to live close to Dale his horses always came to my house I would walk them back. I worked with Dale many years at Fram great person will miss him greatly.

marvin Baker

October 7, 2021

Dale and Karla had many great horses. I believe that his favorite was alway Thunder. When he got on Thunder Thunder had to buck just to prove he was their. Thanks Dale I was always proud to call you brother. Rest easy brother love you