Vernon Elmo Baker
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Vernon Elmo Baker, age 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Born in Edgecombe County on April 19, 1920, he was the son of the late Charlie Amber Baker and Mabel Walker Baker. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Virginia Baker Winters and Majetta Baker Robinson.
A self-taught craftsman, he enjoyed building and working with wood.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 72 years, Guildaroy Henry Baker; sons, Vernon Bradford Baker, and Van Brockton Baker and wife Susan, all of Rocky Mount; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral service to remember Mr. Baker will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home with Rev. Bettie Kirkpatrick and Rev. James Proctor officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service. A private burial will be held at the family cemetery in Whitakers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Barium Springs Home for Children, P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs NC 28010.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Sterling House for all their love and support during his stay and a special thanks to his private caregiver, Gloria Smith.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting

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Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Dec. 28, 2012.
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