JOPLIN, Mo. —
Glen L. Baker, age 78, Joplin, went to be with his Lord and late wife, Helen P. Baker, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Glen was born April 15, 1935, in Hallowell, Kan., son of the late Glen G. Baker and Florence Box Baker. He was a welder and mechanic all of his adult life and worked with Fleming Foods for 30 years before retiring in 1994, as lead diesel mechanic.
Glen was a member of the Fellowship Masonic Lodge No. 345 and the Joplin Shrine Temple. He enjoyed fishing, camping and being outside, especially gardening. He was also an excellent craftsman working with wood. He was a member of Tennessee Prairie Friends Church.
In addition to his parents, Glen was preceded in death by his wife, Helen P. Baker, who died April 2, 2005; his brothers, Alfred, Freddie and Orville; and a grandson, Baby Harold.
Survivors include his five children, Janice Ann Hughey and husband, Luke Kerby, Debbie Bandy, all of Galena, Sherry Greenlee and husband, Leslie, of Joplin, Harold Leroy Wilson, of Galena, Roger A. Wilson and Rayann, of Joplin; sisters, Peggy Slankard, of Joplin, and Joyce Crowder, of Wyandotte, Okla.; nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Dave Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with Luke Kerby, Les Greenlee, Jasen Hamilton, Matthew Alderman, Shane Hamilton and Shawn Gray serving as pallbearers. There will be a Masonic Service on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with visitation to follow.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermortuary.com