George Clayton Baker died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Benton.
He was a native of Glasgow, born June 23, 1922, to the late James Hereford Baker and Pearl Longabaugh. He was PFC Aerial Engineer in the Army Air Corps at the end of World War II. He returned to Glasgow after completing his tour of duty where he was an active member of First United Methodist Church and was active in Glasgow Farm Bureau Agency serving at one time as president and acted as a political advocate on behalf of local farmers. He also farmed and sold both Marietta Silos and Badger Farm equipment.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice Sullivan; two sisters, Betty Barron, of Hollywood, Calif., and Mary Lou Harold, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, John Baker, of Franklin, and Baby Clyde Baker, of Glasgow; and one great-grandson, baby William Sullivan Roe, of Paris.
Survivors include three daughters: Judy Baker Wade (Gregory), of Paris, Freida Ann Waller (Charles), of Benton, and Nancy Carolyn Kiper, of Wesley Chapel, Fla. Grandchildren include Andrea Wade Roe, Sarah and Rachel Waller, Karenna and Hans Kiper; and one great-grandson, Wade Baker Thomas Roe.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home in Glasgow with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to First United Methodist Church of Glasgow.
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