Howard Herman Baker, “Jr.”, 69, of Cornelius, NC passed away on January 24, 2020.
A native of Cornelius, NC he was born on July 24, 1950 to the late Howard Herman Baker, Sr. and Alice Hager Baker.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved Aunt “Skeetie” Overcash, Aunt Polly and Uncle Clyde Robbins (Miss Flossie).
Jr. is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Puckett Baker; daughter, Lisa Baker Dunn (Michael) of Advance, NC ; son, Ryan Scott Baker (Courtney) of Mt. Holly, NC; son, Thomas Neal Alexander (Kelly) of Mooresville, NC; daughter, Krystal Alexander Bruce ( Donnie) of Sherrills Ford, NC; granddaughter, Logan Dunn Webb ( Nathan) of Pelham, NC; grandson, Seth Michael Dunn of Mt. Holly, NC; granddaughter, Jenna Alexander of Mooresville, NC; granddaughter, Payton Brynn Baker of Mt. Holly, NC; grandson, Bentley Carter Bruce of Sherrills Ford, NC; grandson, Grayson Scott Baker of Mt. Holly, NC; granddaughter, Karoline Allison Bruce of Sherrills Ford, NC; great-granddaughter, Norah Jayne Webb of Pelham, NC; brother, Eddie Wayne Baker of Concord, NC; sister, Betty Baker Howard (Clark) of Huntersville, NC; brother, David Joseph Baker (Laura); sister-in-law, JoAnn P. Orr of High Point, NC.
Jr. was a graduate of Kings College where he obtained his Business Degree. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1969 where he served in Vietnam and was released from active duty in 1973. He worked for Oldsmobile GM as a Factory Rep and retired in 1993. He was a lifelong resident of Caldwell Station in Cornelius, NC. Jr. was a member of the American Legion Post #321, Williams Masonic Lodge #176, and long standing member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville, NC. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC. Following the Service he will be laid to rest in church cemetery with military honors.