OBITUARY

Melvin A. Baker Sr.

July 29, 1945January 7, 2019
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Melvin A. Baker Sr., 73, of Louisville, entered into Heaven on Monday, January 7, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was a family man, loved spending time with the kids and pestering the grandchildren. As well as an Outdoorsman, always camping, hunting and fishing in his free time. He was a man that never met a stranger, he was loved by many.

Born July 29, 1945 to Melvin and Geneva Baker. Melvin served in the Coast Guard from 1963 to 1967. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 30 years of service. He was a devoted husband, father, son and brother.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Baker and Geneva Jolly; brother, Kenneth Baker; and daughter, Brenda Jean Arnold.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sheila Baker; sons, John J. Baker (Barbara), Melvin A. Baker Jr. (Amanda), Kenneth M. Baker, Gregory J. Baker, and Kevin L. Riehle; daughter, Gwendolyn A. McCarley (Troy); brothers, George Henson and William R. Hunt Sr. (Linda); sister, Barbara J. Gilley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him very much.

The visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4-8pm at Evergreen Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 12pm in Evergreen Dignity Memorial Chapel. Memorial Donations in Melvin’s name can be made to Norton Cancer Institute or Hosparus Care.

  • FAMILY

  • He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Baker and Geneva Jolly; brother, Kenneth Baker; and daughter, Brenda Jean Arnold.

    Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sheila Baker; sons, John J. Baker (Barbara), Melvin A. Baker Jr. (Amanda), Kenneth M. Baker, Gregory J. Baker, and Kevin L. Riehle; daughter, Gwendolyn A. McCarley (Troy); brothers, George Henson and William R. Hunt Sr. (Linda); sister, Barbara J. Gilley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him very much.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Melvin A. Baker Sr.

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MaKayla Johnson

January 12, 2019

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January 12, 2019

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January 12, 2019

Karen Puckett-Brown

January 11, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you John, Shelia, Wendy,and the entire family. It’s never easy when our loved one(s) pass-away. I pray God’s mercy, grace, strength, and love are with y’all now & forever.

Sheila Baker

January 8, 2019

Oh my love, my heart, my best friend, I cannot believe you are gone. I am not able to do anything without you being in my mind. I don't want to do anything without you being in my mind. How will I live without you. I love you then, now, always.

Ed Jones, Jr

January 8, 2019

An honor to have such a cousin. Hard working, faithful husband, loving to his family. Glad to be able to call him kin. To my mother, his Aunt Bea, and me he will always be Melvin Audrey. Loved and missed already - Eddie Jones (Jr)

Darlene Hillier-Morgan

January 7, 2019

Melvin Baker Sr was an awesome wonderful man. He will be greatly missed by many of us more than words can express. He was loving, caring and had a great sense of humor. Our family was blessed by him, Sheila and his family. Sending our love and prayers.

Regina Gilley (niece)

January 7, 2019

From my earliest memory he was a giant. The first actual memory I have is him telling me the dog talked. It could say There he goes...and when the dog bayed it sounded just like that, and telling me rabbits wore pajamas. Anytime I was home he made a trip to see me and to catch up. Never did anyone that interacted with him ever feel unimportant. In my 53 years I never heard him raise his voice at anyone. He is an example to everyone of how to be a father, uncle, brother, friend and husband. The world will be a little less bright without him. I loved him so much and never for a moment would I have doubted his love for me.

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