Born June 23, 1919, in Cullman, Ala., son of the late Clyde and Sarah Self Baker, he was a charter member of Ely Baptist Church serving as a Sunday school teacher for over 50 years and as chairman of the deacons for 25 years. He was a past moderator for the Black River Baptist Association. He was a past member of the Kennett Kiwanis Club and presently held a senior membership with the club. He was a past chairman of the Kennett City Board of Public Works for many years. Mr. Baker was one of the three original organizers of little league baseball in Kennett and Dunklin County. He was an inductee to the Kennett Wall of Honor. He served in the Army during World War II and was presently a member of the American Legion. He was the owner and operator of Baker Supermarket for over 30 years and of T. R. Baker Insurance Agency for over 30 years.
On Jan. 12, 1942, he married Hazel Denson, who survives.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Baker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at Ely Baptist Church in Kennett with the Rev. Bud Evans officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Nathan and Brian Baker, Jamie Chitester, Dean Taylor, Danny Pigmon and Don Sikes;
Honorary pallbearers were his men's Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be made to the Ely Baptist Church Youth Department.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.