Edward Leon Baker, 72, of McAlester, died Monday, April 17, 2017, at his home.
Family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in McAlester.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Brumley-Mills Chapel with Randy Hughes officiating. Burial will be at Coalgate Cemetery.
Edward Leon Baker was born on June 24, 1944, in Coalgate, to Leon and Pernecia (Standridge) Baker. He married Susie Jones on Feb. 15, 1964, in McAlester.
He worked for the Chevrolet Dealership in McAlester from 1964 until his retirement in 2005.
He served as MSG in the 95th Division of the Army Reserve Center in McAlester for many years until his retirement.
He loved deer hunting, his Class of 1963, traveling and spending time on his farm in Coalgate.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Julie Baker, of McAlester; two sisters, Rosemary Kirk, of Lake Jackson, Texas, and Barbara Ann Terrell, of Abilene, Texas; sister-in-law, Cindy Cook, of McAlester; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stan and Kay Jones, of McAlester, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie, on Feb. 23, 2008, and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Bobby James, Steve James, Kevin Harmon, Eddie Hundley, Kenny Terrell, George Finamore and Ronnie Smith.
Published on  April 19, 2017