|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1942|
|Death: ||Mar. 9, 2005|
North Carolina, USA
Gary Raymond Baker was the oldest of three children born to Raymond Lavern Haig and Ruth Estelle Cook. After his parents divorced, Ruth remarried Lymon Baker. Although never officially adopted, Gary assumed the surname "Baker" in school. After Ruth and Lymon divorced, Gary retained the surname "Baker" while his younger siblings, Kathy (5 years younger) and Norman (10 years younger), resumed the surname "Haig". This is quite confusing for researchers because all three children are full-blooded siblings!
He did not have his last name officially changed to "Baker" until recently before his death in 2005. Therefore many documents were listed under Gary Baker while others, such as his driver's license, showed Gary Haig. His children, Gene "Eric" and Jennifer "Karen" show the name "Baker" on their birth certificates. They are, therefore, legally "Baker" children even though their family lineage is "Haig".
Gary received a vocal scholarship to Snead Junior College in Boaz, Alabama where he met his first wife and mother of his two children, Margaret Evelyn Dreadin. The couple married in Boaz but moved to a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia to begin their family. Both graduated from Georgia State University - Gary with a double major in History and Philosophy, Margaret with a BBA in Accounting.
Gary went into the newspaper industry and worked at Marietta Daily Journal and Gwinnett Daily News before starting two local newspapers. He later opened his own graphics company, Suburban Graphics, in Gwinnett. When the opportunity came to own a printing press, he purchased Daniels Press in Ensley, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham.
A vocalist, scholar, philosopher, father, and friend - I miss you Daddy! With much love, your daughter Karen.
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes spread into the Atlantic Ocean off of Sportsman's Pier at Atlantic Beach, Carteret, North Carolina
Created by: Karen Baker Fisher
Record added: Jul 18, 2009
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