George Papaw W. Baker Jr.

June 9, 1927June 21, 2010

June 21, 2010 George W. ‘Papaw’ Baker Jr. 83; WWII Air Force veteran

Funeral services with full military honors for George W. “Papaw” Baker Jr., 83, of New Albany, will be at noon Friday, June 25, at Kraft Funeral Services, Charlestown Road Chapel, New Albany, with private burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. He died Monday, June 21, 2010, at Providence Retirement Home, New Albany.

He was a retired officer with the New Albany Police Department serving for more than 22 years and was formerly a motorcycle officer. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of Voiture 40 & 8 #1250, American Legion Bonnie Sloan Post 28, Lifetime member of V.F.W. Hobart Beach Post 1693, the F.O.P. Lee Deich Lodge, and retired Police and Firefighters Association.

Survivors include his son, Richard Baker and his wife, Sherri, of Lanesville; daughters, Georgetta Young, of New Albany and Ruth Ann Nelson and her husband, Larry, of New Haven, Ky.; grandchildren, Erica, Trent, Trevor, Hope, Kevin, Ozzie, LeAnne, and Gene; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Natali, Lawrence, and Jay; brother, Jerry Baker and his wife, Jean, of Greenville; and sister, Billie Hartlage, of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Baker; son, Raymond Baker; brothers, Raymond, Richard and E.J. Baker; and sister, Mary Jane Rissler.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and after 8 a.m. Friday.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hosparus/Hospice of Southern Indiana.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 24, 2010
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 25, 2010

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Roro Freeman

June 28, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! We love you guys!
Ronda, Chris, and Jonathan

Erica Bishop

June 27, 2010

"If I could reach
up and hold a star for every time you made me smile, I would have the
whole night sky in the palm of my hand." ? Give Grams big hugs and kisses for me. You are my world and I will think of you everyday. I hope Aiden grows up to follow in your footsteps. I am so thankful and blessed to have had you in my life and spent as much time with you as I did. I know you and Grams will be looking down on Aiden and I and the lil one on the way. I love you always Paps~ Toodle-Loo's Paps!

Hope Mang

June 25, 2010

I remember when we would visit during the holidays and anything we wanted you would always say "Yes", right before you would tell us to go ask Grandma-- I love you papaw, rest in peace.

Jay Nelson

June 24, 2010

Love you Pappaw will miss you.

Ruth Ann Nelson

June 24, 2010

I will miss you more than words can say. I Love You. Give Mom a hug and kiss for me. Be happy you deserve it . I Love you

Jason Foster

June 22, 2010

Light a candle in memory of George Baker. You were one of a kind and will truly be missed. You will always be remembered in our hearts and thoughts. May you rest in peace.