Eugene Joe Baker

November 8, 1932June 27, 2011

Eugene J. Baker, 78, of Newburgh, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at his home. He was born November 8, 1932 in Mackey, IN.

He was a graduate of Mackey High School and Evansville College. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Eugene worked for Orr Iron Company until the late 70’s and retired as a Manufacturer’s Representative for the United Machinery Sales, specializing in CNC equipment.

Before and after retirement, he worked many years during the summer meet at Ellis Park and Churchill Downs. He was an avid horseracing fan, and loved flying, trap shooting, and auto racing.

He was a Member of the Hadi Shrine Temple and Kapperman Post #44 American Legion in Newburgh.

Eugene is survived by his beloved wife, Joan, and son, Keith Baker both of Newburgh; brother, David Baker of Indianapolis; and many nieces and nephews.

His body will be cremated at Alexander Funeral Home in Newburgh. According to his wishes, there will be no memorial service or viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.


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Delores Blount

June 28, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Jo Groeninger

June 28, 2011

Joan, so very sorry for your loss, I think of you often. I hope you and your son are doing well.

Bill Hart

June 28, 2011

Joan. Sorry to hear of the death of Gene. I am on vacation in SC. I always enjoyed seeing Gene in the office. He was more of a friend than a patient. We had many good conversations most of which didn't have anything to do with dentistry. I will miss him.