Hester E. Baker

October 26, 1925April 10, 2018

Hester E. Turner Baker, 92, of Seymour, TN, passed away Tuesday April 10, 2018 at Trinity Hills of Knoxville, TN. Born October 26, 1925 in Middlesboro, KY, she was the daughter of the late Lewis F. and Mary Margaret Martin Turner. Hester moved to Knoxville at age 17 and was employed by the Anacin Company. She met her husband Paul A. Baker of Seymour TN, after his discharge from the US Army, and were married for 63 years. Hester soon became a homemaker and stay-at-home mom caring for 5 children. She loved working in her flower gardens, sewing and cooking. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Paul as well as six sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her 5 children, Brenda Darlene (Lamar) Reed , Paula D. (Dale) Schultz, Paul David Baker, Vickie Vetra (Wil) Milligan and William Randy Baker; by nine grandchildren, Tammi Reed (Travis) Matthews, Shane (Robin) Reed, Whitney Schultz, Dustin( Ashton ) Baker, Amanda Baker, Lindsey Baker, J. Derrick Vetra II , Micah Baker (Bailey) and Eli Baker; by five great-grandchildren, Landon Matthews, Victoria Vetra, Sophia Vetra, Landri Reed and Laci Reed, two sisters, Nadine (Jack) Evans and Ossie Cruze and one brother, Sheril (Amy)Turner. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13 and funeral services will immediately follow at Berry Highland South, 9010 E. Simpson Rd., Knoxville, TN.; Officiating Ministers will be Gabe Brown and David Collins. Entombment will be Saturday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. at same location. We would like to give a special thank you to the staff and caretakers at Trinity Hills of Knoxville who so lovingly cared for our mother for the last 8 years as well as U. T. Hospice who helped in her final hours.


  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018

Hester E. Baker

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Joyce Latham

April 12, 2018

I first met her when she came with Darlene to garage sale and came in to visit with my sick husband. After he passed she told Darlene to ask if I wanted to come to work in the assisted living home she was in to do hair. I have had the pleasure of doing her hair, and have enjoyed our friendship for almost 5 yrs. Rest in peace my friend!
To the family, I will pray for your peace and comfort...

hubert mccarter

April 11, 2018

We Are Sorry For Your Loss. Hubert & Helen McCarter