Richard W. Baker, 81, of Greenville, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 13, 2014 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.
He was born November 20, 1932, in Darke County, son of the late Raymond M. and Sarah A. (Brosey) Baker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene V. (Beatty) Baker on August 7, 2012; a son, Dale Allen Baker on October 24, 2012; brothers, Paul S. Baker and David J. Baker; and a sister, Lois A. Reinbolt.
He is survived by his son, John Robert (Jennifer A.) Baker, MD, PhD, of Virginia Beach, VA; a daughter-in-law, Susan B. Baker of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Daniel A. Baker, Rebecca A. Baker, Jackson R. Baker, and Johanna E. Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was retired as a machinist from the former Corning Glass in Greenville and had owned and operated the Corner Machine Shop. He was a member of the Palestine German Baptist Church and a graduate of Palestine High School Class of 1950. Richard was an avid traveler and boater having visited all of the continental United States with his family.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery near Palestine.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 1 p.m. till 2 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com