May 6, 1928 - November 23, 2021
Lugoff, South Carolina - A service honoring the life of Leonard C. Baker, 93, will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Ministers officiating will be Kelvin Naef, Allan Saville and DorothyStelges. The family will receive friends Friday 12:00-1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Baker passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Born in Rembert, S.C., he was the son of the late Albert Luke and Mary Robertson Baker. He was a member of Church in the Home Religion of Lugoff. He was a veteran of the United States Army as well as a retired painter and textile employee of DuPont. Mr. Baker enjoyed traveling, reading, history, gardening and his chickens. Above all else Mr. Baker enjoyed being with his family whom he leaves behind to cherish his memories.
Surviving are his wife, of 68 years, Ola Shaffner Baker; son, John L. Baker of Cape Coral, FL.; daughters, Cheryl Baker of Columbia, S.C., Susan Baker of Lugoff, S.C., and Cynthia Gates (Thomas), Lugoff, S.C.; brother, David J. Baker (Betty) of Columbia, S.C.; sisters, Betty Baker Smith of Gaston, S.C., and Marie Baker Hasty of West Columbia, S.C.; grandson, Ben Rabon (Ashleigh) of Lugoff; great-grandchildren, Will Rabon and Jake Rabon of Lugoff, Cassidy Condray and Calynn Condray of Edmond, Oklahoma.
He was predeceased by brother, Albert J. Baker, Mtn. Park, N.C.; sisters, Anne L. Baker Greene of Auburn, CA and Janie Baker Holland of Bishopville, S.C.; granddaughter, Cheri Condray.
Published by The State on Nov. 25, 2021.