Sam Baker, age 62, died Friday, September 20, 2013 at Medical University of South Carolina.
Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Luther Byrd Baker and Madge Elizabeth Jamerson Baker. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1973, and was an avid Gamecocks fan. Mr. Baker opened the original Sam's Corner in Garden City, in 1976. He was a devoted father who loved country music, and loved to travel. He was predeceased by a son Samuel H. Baker, Jr.
Survivors include his son, Jacob Henry Baker of Murrells Inlet, SC; his daughter Emily Marie Baker of Garden City Beach, SC; 2 brothers, Timothy Byrd Baker of Murrells Inlet, SC, and Luther Rembert Baker of Greenville, SC; and a sister, Glenda Ann Baker Shelley of Lugoff, SC.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Garden City Chapel. Father Edmund McCaffrey will be officiating. Burial will follow at Ocean Woods Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Goldfinch Funeral Home Beach Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sam Baker USC Memorial Scholarship Fund, at PO Box 348, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/obituaries
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.