In memory of
Francis Baker
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In memory of
Francis Baker
FRANCIS 'GENE' BAKER CARROLLTON — Francis "Gene" Baker, 70, of Carrollton, died on Friday, October 14, 2016 at St. John's Hospice in Springfield. He was born May 14, 1946, in Carrollton, the son of John Coleman and Cecile Mabel Goodall Baker. He married Linda Eldridge on June 5, 1976, in Carrollton, and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, John (Adriane) Baker of Carrollton, Stanley Baker of Wisconsin, and Matthew Baker of Wisconsin, one daughter, Greta (Mike) Lovel of Carrollton, twelve grandchildren, Breana, Kayla, Colton and Jacob Lovel, Kaitlyn, Aurora, Alex, Kirk, Savannah, Elaina, and Kiya Baker, Lucas Torres, two great-grandchildren, Sadie Ruyle, and Jesse McCarty, one sister Bertha Dean of Carrollton. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Kirk Stayton, three brothers, Hal, W. Ray, and John Baker, and four sisters, Alice Faye Sonneborn, V. Louise Combs, Lillie Mae Baker, and M. Nadine Combs. He served in the United States Army from 1965-1967. He retired from Olin in 2009 after 40 years of service. He was very active in the Carrollton community, He served on the Carrollton School Board for four years, served as Mayor for 12 years, and was currently serving as Alderman, American Legion Commander, Member of Carrollton Lions Club, Carrollton First Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Carrollton First Baptist Church with burial to follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 18 at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research or Carrollton American Legion. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at
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