Malcolm Lyle Baker
May 9, 1927- March 15, 2014.
Malcolm L. Baker, 86, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2014 at his home at Manor Care at Summer Trace in Carmel. He was born in New Market, Indiana, the only child of Charles and Pearl Fern Snyder Baker. Mr. Baker was a graduate of Marshall High School in 1945. He attended Indiana State Teachers' College and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Baker spent his working career in the tobacco industry retiring as Division Manager for P. Lorillard Co. and Swisher International in 1994.
He was predeceased by his beautiful and loving wife of 35 years, Sarah Jones Baker, in 1990 and by their beloved French poodle Zsa, Zsa. Mr. Baker and his wife enjoyed traveling, collecting antiques and heirloom jewelry.
Mr. Baker was a member of the Judson Baptist Church in Judson, Indiana for many years. He, along with Betty Wrightsman, founded the Easter Sunrise Service at the historic church over fifty years ago. That service continues today.
He was a longtime member of The Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Carmel, IN and the American Legion, Post 155, Carmel. Mr. Baker served for many years as the president of his neighborhood condominium homeowners' association in Carmel, a challenging job even in the best of times.
Mr. Baker is survived by his cousins, Ron and Gay Shook of Atlanta; Chris and Amey Shook of Eastover, NC ; Andrew Shook of Lawrenceville, GA ;Christine Pesavento of Terre Haute, IN and Terry Barnes of St. Lucie, FL and nephew Rick Russell of Piney Flats ,TN
Besides his dear family, his loyal cadre of friends Ruby Boyd, Tom Green, Ernie East, Maxine Rogers, Judy Wisely, and Missy Cheshire meant the world to him. The family would like to graciously thank the attentive staff at ManorCare at Summer Trace for their care and regard.
Private inurnment will be held in the Community Mausoleum at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, and IN. Arrangements by Crown Hill Funeral Home . Mr. Baker requested that there be no memorial service. If anyone so desires, memorial contributions to the Judson Baptist Church c/o Peggy Millar, Treasurer, 3069 N. Highway 41, Marshall, IN 47859 would be very much appreciated. This is the oldest church in Parke County and was always near and dear to Malcolm Baker's heart.