Arza Baker(1923 - 2013)

Arza Emerson Baker


Arza Emerson Baker, 90, of Greer, died Sunday, June 9, 2013.

Born on February 21, 1923 in Newell, WV, he was a son of the late Clyde and Nettie Freeland Baker. After spending three years in the Army Air Force, Arza moved to Akron, OH in 1947 to work for IBM. He retired from IBM in 1985 with 37 years of service. He was a member of the Arlington Church of the Nazarene until his death.

Arza married Lorena Jane Drum on May 8, 1946. She passed away September 8, 1993. He married Jean Coger Moyer Baker on April 20, 1996 who survives. He is also survived by sons, Gary A. (Ann) Baker of Towanda, PA and Robert T. Baker of Minneapolis, Minn.; grandchildren, Andrew Daniel Baker of Edinboro, PA., Kelly Ann (Peter) Utke of Oriska, N.D. and Daniel Robert Baker of Chanhassen, Minn.; great granddaughters, Claire Lorena and MacKenzie Paige Utke; sisters, Virginia (Walter), Speese of Mount Vernon, OH and Norma Jean Kinny of Flugerville, TX; and brother, Clyde (Joyce) Baker, Jr. of Decature, Ill. Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Rev. Ralph Baker.

Arza loved his Lord, his family, and his friends.

Services were held June 13, 2013 at Arlington Church of the Nazarene, Akron, OH.

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.


Funeral Home

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-6733

Published in The Greenville News from June 28 to June 30, 2013