Charles Eugene Baker

November 20, 1941March 12, 2021

Charles Eugene Baker, 79, of Melrose, died Friday March 12, 2021.

Charlie was born on November 20, 1941 in Norfolk, VA to the late Maxwell D. and Ida Madeline Baker.

He lived in the Broadway area his entire life. On April 28, 1967, he married the former Shirley Shaver, who survives.

He retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation, Mauzy Division, after many years of service. He was an avid bear hunter and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Besides his wife, he is also survived by siblings Ramona Mitchell of Melrose, Janet Reedy and Eunice Shoemaker both of Broadway. While they had no children, he is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and great- nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister Dale Baker, a brother, Maxwell (Pete) Baker, and an infant sibling.

His body was cremated, as he wished. A Memorial Service may be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harrisonburg Fire & Rescue or the Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA.

Condolences may be left for the family at


  • Harrisonburg Fire and Rescue
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA


  • There Will Be No Services At This Time.


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Russ Ritenour and Betty Wagner

April 21, 2021

Charlie was one of our cousins we remember since childhood. His smile cheered us all. Betty and Russ

Denise Smith

March 17, 2021

i am so sorry for your loss. eunice and family i am thinking about you at this time. may God bless all of you.......