Charles A. Baker
December 6, 1922 – December 7, 2012
Charles A. Baker, 90, went to be with his Savior on December 7, 2012. Charles was born in Jacksonville, Florida on December 6, 1922 and was the oldest son of William and Gladys Baker. Charles was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Charles served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and participated in the war in Europe. He was a graduate of the University of Florida with an agricultural engineering degree, and retired after 27 years from the International Harvester Company. He was an active member of both Mayfair Baptist Church and Mandarin Baptist Church.
He was married to his life-long love, Dorothy, for 69 years who predeceased him on September 23, 2012. Charles’ deep abiding love of Dorothy, his daughters and grandchildren, and his love of God and country will be his enduring legacy.
He is survived by his daughters, Linda Whipple, Beverly Dobson (Richard), Cheryl Corrado (Neil), and Barbara Albertini (Emil); grandchildren, Kristen Starra, Corey and Kayla Corrado, Kristina, Victoria, and Gennady Albertini, and his angel caregiver, Towanda Nathan.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012 in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home. A military burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Charles’ name may be made to Community Hospice of NE FL. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.
- Visitation Monday, December 10, 2012
- Funeral Service Monday, December 10, 2012
Charles A. Baker
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December 11, 2012
While reading Charles' obituary, I learned about Dot's passing. Somehow I missed the article in September.
They demonstrated the institution of marriage better than anyone I know. No one who knew them could ever doubt ther love for one another.
We had the privilege of attending the Sunday School class with Dot and Charles at Mandaren Baptist Church for more than 10 years. We spent many happy hours in their home as they graciously hosted many class socials.
Ms. Cora would play the piano and we would sing the "ole timey" hymns that touched our hearts until the night was far spent.
After we moved back to Augusta, we had a delightful visit from them in our home. Dot was our news-person for happenings of mutual friends for as long as her health permitted.
We loved them both and are saddned that are gone, but happily lookng forward to seeing them in heaven.
Our prayers are with you four daughters and your famalies in your loss.
Margie & Jimmy Rogers
December 9, 2012
May the family find comfort in the memories. Keeping in mind the Scriptural hope of everlasting life can help to sustain us during difficult times (John 17:3)