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Springfield - George Michael "Mike" Baker, 75 years of age, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018, in Springfield, MO. Mike was born on December 20, 1942, in Cassville, MO, to George Bayless Baker and Wilma Nadine (Taylor) Baker. He was a prominent and highly respected criminal law attorney, recently semi-retiring from the Roger C. Jones and Associates law firm in Springfield, MO.

Mike graduated from Purdy High School, Purdy, MO. After high school, he went onto Missouri State University, and then graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School. He enjoyed gardening, as well as duck hunting.

He is survived by his two sisters: Patsy Baker, and Cathy Hutchens and her husband Larry; two nephews: Matthew Hutchens and his wife, Brook, and Scott Hutchens; one great-nephew, Lane; and one great-niece, Savannah; and his very special dog and companion who enjoyed many hunting trips alongside Mike, Ebony. Mike is preceded in death by his mother: Nadine (Taylor) Baker and father: George Baker.

Services to remember Mike's life will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Springfield, MO, with a visitation 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, and a funeral service beginning at 12:30 PM. A graveside service will held later in the afternoon at 3:00 PM at Arnhart Cemetery in Purdy, MO, with Pastor Jason Mackey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Arnhart Cemetery in Purdy, MO.

Care and arrangements are under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. - DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory, Springfield, MO.
Published in the News-Leader on Feb. 8, 2018
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