Herman D. Baker Sr.
Peninsula Funeral Home
11144 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA
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.

Published by Daily Press from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2009.
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David and family, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Your Mom and Dad were great neighbors to us in Glendale. Your Dad's suffering has now ended and he is with Elizabeth. You are all in our prayers during this difficult time. Tom and Susie Jones, Huntsville, AL
March 6, 2009
Herman and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your father. I last talked to him while he was working at Peninsula. We were remembering the Baker family home on E. Commodore and all the good times there. He was a very kind many. Herman, we still miss you in Williamsburg FF.
Linda Lane
March 6, 2009
Dear Herman and Family,
I am so sorry to hear the loss of your father. Words cannot heal your pain, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Darlene (Krieger) & Jim Harless
March 6, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Mike Moughamian
March 6, 2009
We were so sorry to hear about your father. Please accept our deepest sympathies and May God Bless you and your family.
Travis/Mitzi Waters
March 5, 2009
To The Family,
God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.
norma williams
March 5, 2009
Stephanie, we're so sorry for your loss. Please remember that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love,
Doug and Nancy
Doug & Nancy Robertson
March 5, 2009
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