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Lewis Dale Baker



Mr. Lewis Dale Baker, 96, died Monday, November 12, 2018, at Silvercreek Retirement Community in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Lewis was born August 31, 1922, in Washington, Pennsylvania, to the late George and Amanda (Lewis) Baker. At the age of 19, he married his first wife, Virgie Ward, before being deployed to France in World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his courageous service. They had two children, Dale Ronnie and Betty Sue.

Dale later married Ruth Dunning Maynard after the death of his first wife. The two moved to McKenzie, Tennessee, and later to Olive Branch.

He is preceded in death by his parents, six of his siblings, Wilson Baker, Sara Ida Marshbanks, Jane Piatt, Ruth Weaver, Patricia Nickels and Royce Baker; and two step-children, Peggy Greene and Betty Pike. He is survived by two children, Dale Ronnie Baker and Betty Sue (Al) Kotilla; two step-children Carolyn Regan and David Maynard; one brother, Art Baker.

Visitation for Mr. Baker is at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a service and burial to follow in New Prospect Cemetery near Greenfield, Tennessee.


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