Howard Baker

Howard Baker


Howard Eugene Baker, 86, of Greenville, died Saturday, September 14, 2013.

Born in Clanton, Ala., he was a son of the late Stephen Lee and Ella Louise Bice Baker.

Mr. Baker served in the U.S. Navy and served as the post commander for American Legion Post #3. He worked as a director of process engineering at Miliken and earned a degree in engineering from Auburn University. He was also a member, Sunday school teacher, and former deacon at Pendleton Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are sons, Cody Baker (Kemmerlin), of Charleston; William S. Baker (Norma), of Mountville; Howard E. Baker, Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla.; Michael A. Baker, of Prattville, Ala.; step-daughter, Kimberly Brock, of Greenville; step-son, Richard Brock (Stephanie), of Greenville; ten grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by first wife, Annie Ruth Johnson Baker; second wife, Frances "Fran" (Stegall) Baker; a brother; and a sister.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel. Visitation will follow the service until 5:30 p.m. Visitation in Alabama will be Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home, 1300 4th Avenue North, Clanton, Ala. 35045. A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Clanton, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill, P.O. Box 2546, Greenville, SC 29602; or Pendleton Street Baptist Church, 1100 South Main St., Greenville, SC 29601.

The family will be at their respective homes.

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Funeral Home

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

Published in The Greenville News on Sept. 16, 2013