Dale D. Baker Sr.
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Dale D. Baker Sr., 65, formerly of Charlotte, died on May 7, 2014 in San Diego, CA. Dale was born on September 1, 1948, in Charlotte, the son of Ivan Dale and Maxine Ellen (Russell) Baker. Dale graduated Olivet High School in 1966 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Philippines, where he met his wife, Cynthia Pastor. The two married in January 1972 before moving back to Charlotte. Dale worked in lawn mower repair, and opened his own businesses, Baker Lawn and Garden, and, later, Mobile Mower Man.
He is survived by his son Dale (Ting) Baker Jr., of San Diego, CA; grandchildren Jackson and Addyson; brothers, Larry (Alma) of Olivet, Gary (Carolyn) of Florida, Terry (Kathy) of Dimondale, Douglas (Deborah) of Battle Creek; and sister, Cheryl (Sam) Odom of Olivet. Dale was preceded in death by his wife Cynthia in 2005, and his parents.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Rev. Marc Livingston officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dale and Cynthia Baker Educational Scholarship Fund at Chester Gospel Church. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prayfuneral.com.
Pray Funeral Home, Inc.
401 West Seminary
Charlotte, MI 48813
Published in Lansing State Journal on May 13, 2014