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May 25, 2018

5/14/2018 1:12:00 PM
Clarence Roland Baker, 87, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
Clarence Roland Baker
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Clarence Roland Baker

Clarence Roland Baker a C'miskey area farmer

Clarence Roland Baker, 87, of Commiskey died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Commiskey Baptist Church in Commiskey. Burial was at Vernon Cemetery.

Mr. Baker was a diesel mechanic and a farmer. He had previously worked in coal mines for five years and was a toolmaker for Cummins Engine Company for 18 years. He was a member of Commiskey Baptist Church. Mr. Baker was a gardener who enjoyed fishing, farming, and spending time with his family.

Born January 4, 1931, in Buckhorn, Kentucky, Mr. Baker was the son of Rodney R. and Molly McIntosh Baker. He married Mildred Begley September 24, 1949, in Buckhorn, Kentucky. She survives.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Gary (Connie) Baker of Commiskey; daughters, Glenda (Bill) Wheeler of Commiskey and Greta (Charles) Raleigh of Chavis, Kentucky; brothers, Luther (Joyce) Baker of Mooresville and Charles (Betty) Baker of South Carolina; sisters, Pauline Horton of Florida and Lida Webster of North Vernon; grandchildren, Olivia McMillan of North Vernon, Curtis Baker of Dupont, Faith (Josh) Scott of Madison, and Gary Halcomb of Paris Crossing; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Molly Baker; brothers, Robert Lee, Jess, Bill, and Tom Baker; and a sister, Edna Lois Baker.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Commiskey Baptist Church.

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