Monday, March 26, 2018

Donald R. Baker (March 23, 2018)

Donald R. Baker age 81, of Greenville passed away at 9:55 PM on Friday, March 23, 2018, at his residence.

Donald was born May 26, 1936, in Darke County to the late Everett L. & Lola E. Baker. In addition to his parents, Donald was also preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Abigail Charlotte Hoff.

Donald is survived by his wife, Gretchen (Royer) Baker whom he married June 29, 1957; children, Phil & Sheri Baker of Greenville, Rev. Doug & Michelle Baker of Greenville and Anthony & Martha Baker of Naperville, Illinois; grandchildren, Angela & Michael Hoff, Cassandra & Robert Riegle, Darrel Baker, Michelle Baker, Natalie Baker, John Baker and Daulton Truett; great-grandchildren, Hannah Hoff, Lydia Hoff, Connor Riegle, Rylee Riegle and Ryker Riegle; sister & brother-in-law, Beverly & Marvin Miller of Greenville; and a nieces and nephews.

Donald retired from Greenville City Schools where he was a custodian. He formerly worked at Sears. Donald was an avid woodworker and shared his gift with many.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through