SEC Carland Y. Baker, Sr. (US ARMY RET)
10/09/1940 - 07/25/2014
Long Beach, MS
SEC Carland Y. Baker, Sr. (US ARMY RET), the second oldest son of Rev. Dennie E. Baker and Mrs. Hattie M. Baker, was born in Dudley, NC. He joined the U.S. Navy Reserve, the U.S. Navy, and later the U.S. Army, to see the world. He had fond memories of his military career.
He served three tours of duty in Vietnam and a TOY. For his courageous military service to his country, Mr. Baker was the proud recipient of a Purple Heart and 2 Bronze Stars for military duty in Vietnam. He honorably retired from the U.S. Army after serving 23 years in the military. Upon retirement from the U.S. Army, he also retired from Hanes Hosiery, in LaGrange, GA. working in technical support, and manufacturing operations for the company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Dennis E. Baker, Jr., and two sisters.
Mr. Carland Y. Baker, Sr., leaves to celebrate his life, legacy and memory, his devoted wife: Mrs. Gayle Tart-Baker; one brother in law: John F. Tart, ret., Army Captain, Gulfport, MS; 5 children from a former marriage to Mrs. Sophia Baker: Carland Y. Baker, Jr., (Myra), Michael A. Baker, (Gabriela), Renaye A. Arnold, (Franklin), Ricky Johnson, (Kathy) and Carla D. Royal, (Marvin); 3 grandchildren: LaKya, Michael L. Baker, and Michael A, Baker; brothers: Mr. William (Geraldine) Baker, of N. Charleston, NC, Ret. Master Sgt., Mr. James G. Baker, (Angela), Seattle, WA, and Mr. Ronald Baker, of Mount Olive, NC to remember his legacy; Ms. Shirlene F. (Jimmy Simms) of Goldsboro, NC is his only sister: Mrs. Mary McCarter (Willie) was just like a "big sister" always full a love, kindness, warmth and concern for her "little brother", she loved so dearly. Cousins, Margie Haggins, John Baker, Eddie Baker, Willie Baker, and Lidie Quinn, The Pearsall cousins/family, Doris and Sonny Boy.
Services will 2PM August 2, 2014 at St. Paul AMC in Gulfport. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to service time. Burial will be 12:30PM Monday, August 4, 2014 at Biloxi National Cemetery where he will receive military honors. WWW.MARSHALLFH.COM. MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME.
Marshall Funeral Home
825 Division St Biloxi, MS 39530
Published in The Sun Herald on Aug. 1, 2014