Vernon Edgar Baker
Vernon Edgar Baker, 74, of Floyd, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 5, 2009. He was born on February 11, 1935 to the late Early and Alma Baker. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lou H. Baker; two loving sons and daughters-in-law, David and Winona Baker, of Floyd and Darryl and Lisa Baker, of Willis; grandchildren, Stacy Baker, of Floyd, Andrea Sehen and husband, Allen, of Floyd, Ryan Baker, of Floyd, and Colt Baker, of Floyd; three brothers, Bill Baker, of Christiansburg, Va., C.B. Baker, of Christiansburg, Va., Phillip Baker, of Dublin, Va.; and one sister, Connie Boothe, of Augusta, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. He was a faithful member of Topeco Church of the Brethren. Mr. Baker was owner/operator of Harris & Baker Furniture Corp. in Floyd for 45 years. He was also an active member in Topeco Church of the Brethren, Virlina District of the Brethren, Gideon Ministry, New River Corrections Ministry, Ruritan Club, Floyd County Merchants & Businessmen's Association and past member of the Floyd County School Board. He played an active roll in community development. He was an avid antique car collector and a member of Great Oaks Country Club. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 8, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Topeco Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Mike Varner and the Rev. Ralph Duncan officiating. Interment will follow at Topeco Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Topeco Church of the Brethren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons at PO BOX 742, Floyd, VA 24091 or the American Cancer Society at 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, N.C. 28210. Online condolences may be left at www.maberryfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd.


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Published by Roanoke Times from Jun. 6 to Jun. 8, 2009.
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C.B,I send my smmpathy to you and Bill.
You are in my prayers,I am sure you will miss your brother but sweet memories will always be there.
Rachel,Rock W.V.
June 12, 2009
So sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Baker was always so plesent to work with and talk to. On behalf of myself and those at Vaughan Bassett that dealt with Mr. Baker over the years, you have our sympothy.
Mike Micklem
June 10, 2009
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Baker. Hold onto the special times and memories that you shared together. May God comfort your family at this time.
Mr. & Mrs. W. rRchard Shelton
June 9, 2009
Bill and C.B.

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's passing. I remember how nice a man he was.
Kay Pharis
June 8, 2009
Mrs. Baker & family, we were so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Baker. We've bought most of our furniture from him throughout the years, and he has spoken at our church on behalf of the Gideons. We often commented on his beautiful handwriting. Floyd won't be the same without him. Our deepest sympathies to you. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Don & Debbie McAlexander
June 8, 2009
We knew and loved Alma and always enjoyed seeing and talking with Vernon when he joined her at church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
June 7, 2009
Bill, we are sorry to hear of your brother's passing. We are thinking of you and your family at this time.
Rick & Dot Cupp
June 7, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of your loss and please accept my deepest sympathies.
I will always remember Vernon as a good friend and Class Mate of Willis High (1954)
Clarence Howell
June 7, 2009
It was an honor to take care of Mr. Baker-he was always a highlight to our day at MRH-he always had a kind word to say and never failed to put a smile on our face-God bless you and may your memories, as they do us, keep you smiling!
Gale Price,rn
June 7, 2009
Lou and family; my deepest sympathy to you. I will always remember Vernon as an honorable businessman, and the VERNON & VERNON skits will never be forgotten; always leaving a smile. It was a pleasure to be associated with such a fine gentleman. A true loss to Floyd County! Karen T. Thompson
Karen Thompson
June 6, 2009