George Baker Obituary
George W. Baker Jr. photos George W. Baker Jr. photos

There are 48 photos in the gallery

Service Information

 
In Memory of

George W. Baker Jr.

June 9, 1927 - June 21, 2010
Obituary

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...
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.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! We love you guys! Ronda, Chris, and Jonathan" Roro Freeman (Arden, NC)

This Guest Book has 6 entries. View Complete Guest Book

More Obituaries

Courier-Journal
NEW ALBANY - BAKER, GEORGE W. "PAPAW," JR., 83, died Monday, June 21, 2010 at Providence Retirement Home. George was a retired officer with the...

Read obituary at Courier-Journal.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now

Audio Condolences

Use your phone to dial in a free personalized message. Click here to make an entry or listen to recordings from friends and family.