Larry Baker

Larry Warren Baker, 71, of Union City died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at the Tennessee Veterans Home in Humboldt.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at White-Ran-son Funeral Home. The Rev. Justin Hiens and Brother Brad Boucher will officiate. Burial with military honors will be held 3:30 p.m. in Hebron Cemetery in Middleton.
Pallbearers will be Austin Baker, Brett Baker, Brad Boucher, Kevin Johnson, Larry Bishop and Bill Blankenship.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He was born on July 2, 1948, in Middleton, son of the late Edward W. Baker and the late Virginia (Bell) Baker Wheeler. He married the former Gail Henderson on July 20, 1967, she survives.
He was a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Banking and the Commercial Lending School in Oklahoma. After 42 years in the banking industry, he retired in 2010 as bank president of First State Bank.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church and former finance committee member. He was also a member of the Union City Civitan Club, Bass Club, V.F.W., the Union City Rotary Club, Obion County Nursing Home Board, Economic Development Committee and was former treasurer of the Union City Babe Ruth League.
He was a member of the 101st Airborne of the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970, serving in the Vietnam War during that time.
The family requests memorials be sent to: Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., F117 Chicago, IL, 60601,, or Second Baptist Church Youth Department, 831 Everett Blvd. Union City, TN 38261.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne (Pat) Baker of Moore, Okla.; two grandsons, Austin Baker of Moore and Brett Baker of Jonesboro, Ark.; a brother and sister-in-law, David (Betty) Baker of Jackson; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol (Jimmy) Howell of Bolivar; other sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Timothy E. Baker; and his stepfather, Ronald Wheeler.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website:

Published 10.7.19

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