NEWPORT NEWS - Herman Douglas Baker Sr., born July 2, 1920, to the late Samuel F. and Bulah P. Baker, passed away Monday, March 2, 2009.
Herman was a 1938 graduate of Newport News High School, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and served from 1942-1945. He retired as a funeral assistant at Peninsula Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Respess Baker; a brother, Leslie Baker; and a sister, Emily B. Richardson.
Herman is survived by three sons, Herman D. Baker Jr. and wife, Sherry of Yorktown, Freeman C. Baker of Yorktown and Betsy of Poquoson, and David B. Baker and wife, Leslie of Newport News; four grandchildren, Kimberly B. Geddes of Yorktown, Stephanie B. Young of Powder Springs, Ga., Amy Loyd of Yorktown, and Becky Hudgins of Poquoson; seven great-grandchildren, Stephen and Shelby Loyd, Hayden Young, Haley and Collin Hudgins, Elizabeth 'Lizzie' and Will Geddes; a sister-in-law, Gloria R. Thompson and husband, Donald of Mathews; and a brother-in-law, Joseph C. Butler.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Services will immediately follow visitation and burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.