Carl M. Baker Sr.

January 27, 1937June 2, 2013

BAKER, Carl M., age 76, a resident of Prattville, AL passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at a local hospital. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jan Baker and his two sons, Carl Jr. (Debbie) and Phillip Baker; two step grandsons, Michael Ellison and his family and Mathew Ellison; one sister Lois Hay. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 10:00 AM with pastors Henry Smith and Bill Bell officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM at Ridout’s Prattville Chapel. Burial will follow in Prattville Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ricky Bozeman, Danny Seamon, Jake Smith, Jeremy Bozeman, Alfred Wadsworth and Richard Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Roscoe Williams, Rex Adams, Billie Lockhart, Chuck Davis and former employees of Prattville Holiday Inn. After his retirement from the Air Force, Carl was manager of the Prattville Holiday Inn for 24 years. No flowers please. Memorial contributions if desired can be made to the First Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, or your favorite charity. Special thanks to Prattville Baptist Hospital for their wonderful care of Carl and to Prattville Health and Rehab, especially Jay, Duchess and Angela for their love and understanding. Carl was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide Football Fan. ROLL TIDE ROLL.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Carl M. Baker Sr.

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July 12, 2013

I had the privilege of meeting Carl and Jan on a trip through Alabama with friends who are great friends of Carl. They were two of the nicest, most hospitable people that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Carl was a friendly, kind, and generous man who would do a favor for even a perfect stranger. He will be missed by every single person who knew him. He will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jan and family. Carl was indeed one of a kind!

July 12, 2013

Dear Jan and Family,

I served with Carl in Viet Nam. He was my best friend. We kept in touch all these years and I was able to see him and Jan on my way to Florida a few years ago. We loved to discuss Alabama and Iowa Hawkeye football.

Denny Dotson, Milford, Iowa

Connie Cauthen

June 15, 2013

Jan, Tim and I were so sorry to hear of Carl's death. He was a wonderful man, so friendly and outgoing. We both think that he and Mal Moore can discuss Alabama football all day long now! Love you Jan and appreiate all you do for Mama Cauthen.

June 5, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Carls passing. I enjoyed spending time with you and him during the visits I had doing his oxygen with Lincare. I will truly miss him he was such a joy and a blessing for all the stories he would tell me. My prayers are with you and your family at this time of your loss. I know he is smiling down on us from our Lords home now. God be with you always.

Feliccia Gibson

June 5, 2013

Mrs. Baker & Family, Prayers for you during this time. May God comfort you in the weeks ahead. Jacky & Jan Bellflower

Amy Hewlett

June 5, 2013

My sweet Mr Carl I will truly cherish every memory of you. I am honored that you thought of me as a daughter to you and will miss you deeply.... I love ya and Roll Tide Roll!!!!!

Boady Kervin

June 4, 2013

Was saddened to hear of Mr. Bakers' passing. He was my first real Bossman. I have fond memories of working for Mr. Baker at the Prattville Holiday Inn.

Dawn Potts

June 4, 2013

Jan, Carl Jr and phillip your in my heart and prayers. Jan, you and Carl were always there for mama and daddy. Mama loved you so much you were always there for her please let me know of any thing I can do anytime Love always ROLL TIDE!!!

Darlene (Dee) Coz

June 4, 2013

Jan you are in my prayers!! You and Carl were so good to my mama and daddy! Mama loved you so much and you were always there for her. Please do not hesistate to reach out to me if I can do anything for you not only during this time but anytime.
Darlene (Dee) Cox

Peggy Frost

June 4, 2013

To your family, I remember Carl from all the times that the 40 & 8 would hold our conventions at the Holiday Inn, also when he came into the American Legion, he was a very personable likeable person. My prayers are with the family.