|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1943|
|Death: ||Apr. 27, 2011|
BAKER, MILTON EDWARD, age 68 of Cahaba Heights. The Lord called him home on April 27, 2011. Member of the First Baptist Church of Hoover, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Director. Decorated Vietnam Veteran. Beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Donna Faye Baker, children, David (Karen) Wesley, Robert Baker, Rachel Elizabeth Baker and Milton (Eddie) Baker Jr. Grandchildren, Corey, Brandon, Shelby and Conner. Mother, Berniece Baker. Brother, George (Oleeta) Baker. Sisters, Gail Walker and Elliott Hill and Susie (Bob) Collier. Brother in law Charles (Denise) Sullivan Host of nieces, nephews and friends. Family will receive friends from 10:00am to 11:00 at the First Baptist Church of Hoover on Monday, May 2, 2011. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00am. Burial will be at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. Dr. Randy Atkinson officiating. In Lieu of flowers the family request donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. www.woundedwarriorproject.org
VESTAVIA HILLS, Alabama --- Milton Edward Baker Sr. barely had time to catch his breath and consider storm damage to his own Cahaba Heights home when he heard cries from across the street.
He and another neighbor dashed toward the voices and through a demolished house to find a woman with 5-year-old twins under a stairwell. Baker calmed the woman, then stretched out his hand and pulled her and her children to safety.
The boys remarked of their rescuers, "They're superheroes, and they don't even wear costumes," said Baker's son, David Wesley.
That's how Baker lived -- as a hero to his nation, his family, his neighbors. That's how he died that April 27 morning, struck by an unhinged tree top that fell 40 feet as he waited to help another storm victim.
Baker, 68, served two tours in Vietnam, Wesley said. He was a deacon and Sunday school director at the First Baptist Church of Hoover.
"He could repair anything," Wesley said. "He fixed computers, cash registers. He could fix cars. He could build cabinets. He was an amazing man."
Baker was buried May 2 in the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo wearing his military uniform and medals.
"He was a true hero," Wesley said.
SSG US ARMY
Alabama National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 8 SITE 453
Created by: Diona Dickerson
Record added: Sep 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96943515