June 21, 2010
George W. 'Papaw' Baker Jr.
83; WWII Air Force veteran
Funeral services with full military honors for George W. "Papaw" Baker Jr., 83, of New Albany, will be at noon Friday, June 25, at Kraft Funeral Services, Charlestown Road Chapel, New Albany, with private burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. He died Monday, June 21, 2010, at Providence Retirement Home, New Albany.
He was a retired officer with the New Albany Police Department serving for more than 22 years and was formerly a motorcycle officer. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of Voiture 40 & 8 #1250, American Legion Bonnie Sloan Post 28, Lifetime member of V.F.W. Hobart Beach Post 1693, the F.O.P. Lee Deich Lodge, and retired Police and Firefighters Association.
Survivors include his son, Richard Baker and his wife, Sherri, of Lanesville; daughters, Georgetta Young, of New Albany and Ruth Ann Nelson and her husband, Larry, of New Haven, Ky.; grandchildren, Erica, Trent, Trevor, Hope, Kevin, Ozzie, LeAnne, and Gene; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Natali, Lawrence, and Jay; brother, Jerry Baker and his wife, Jean, of Greenville; and sister, Billie Hartlage, of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Baker; son, Raymond Baker; brothers, Raymond, Richard and E.J. Baker; and sister, Mary Jane Rissler.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and after 8 a.m. Friday.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hosparus/Hospice of Southern Indiana.