|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1911|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 2004|
East Prairie, MO - Donald Freeman Baker, 92, died April 3, 2004, at his home in East Prairie, MO.
Born Aug. 7, 1911, near East Prairie, son of the late John Lemuel and Ann Elizabeth Coats Baker, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He returned to East Prairie after retiring from Caterpillar in East Peoria, IL, in 1956 and that fall became a bus driver for East Prairie R-2 schools. In 1965, he became the high school custodian, retiring in 1980 as head custodian. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Assembly of God Church in East Prairie.
On Dec. 9, 1933, he married Earline Myers who preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1973.
He was also preceded in death by nine brothers, Clarence Baker, William Baker, Elmer Baker, Locey Baker, James "Doss" Baker, Jessie Baker, Howard Baker, Harold Baker and J.L. Baker; and two sisters, Birdie Striplin and Enoma Givens.
Survivors include: one cousin, Cecil Dodge Wellborn; and 12 nieces and five nephews.
Visitation was held at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services were scheduled. The Rev. George White officiated.
Burial followed in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Bernard Baker, C.L. Baker, Gary Hancock, Chris Allred, W.C. Dunn and Gene Hall.
Apr 5 2004 Sikeston Standard Democrat
John Lemuel Baker (1869 - 1936)
Anna Elizabeth Coats Baker (1874 - 1940)
Maggie Earline Myres Baker (1914 - 1973)*
Clarence Adolph Baker (1892 - 1976)*
Berdie Lee Baker Striplin (1896 - 1961)*
Emma Enoma "Nomie" Baker Givens (1898 - 1933)*
John Elmer Baker (1902 - 1969)*
Locey Everett Baker (1903 - 1940)*
James Doss Baker (1907 - 1963)*
Howard H Baker (1909 - 1990)*
Donald Freeman Baker (1911 - 2004)
Harold Norman Baker (1914 - 1994)*
John L Baker (1919 - 1965)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
Maintained by: Brian Banks
Originally Created by: Graver Gal
Record added: Apr 12, 2009
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