Obituary for Mr. Dwain N. "Dee" Baker

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Mr. Dwain N. "Dee" Baker

March 21, 1932 - April 29, 2019

Dwain “Dee” N. Baker, age 87, passed away peacefully Monday morning, April 29, 2019 at his home in Franklin.

He was born March 21, 1932, in Shelbyville, to the late Paul C. and Glendie M. (Paul) Baker. Dee was a 1950 graduate of Morgantown High School and went on to serve in the United States Army from 1955-1957. He later earned an Associate’s Degree in Marketing from Michigan State.

Dee married Nancy P. Hall on August 12, 1977 in Ft. Campbell, Tennessee. She lovingly survives after 42 devoted years of marriage. He was a National Regional Manager for Custom Foods from 1972 – 1980. Dee, alongside his wife, co-owned the B&B Regal Store in Morgantown from 1980-1989 and worked for the Indiana Department of Revenue as a Revenue Officer from 1985 until his retirement in 1995.

He was a member of the Trafalgar Christian Church, where he served as a Deacon, Trustee and Elder. Dee was a 50+ year Mason and 26 year member of the Eastern Star. He was very involved in the community and was a member of the Trafalgar Masonic Lodge #413, where he served as a Past Master three times, a Past Master of the Devol Lodge # 766, Past Patron with the Trafalgar Eastern Star #423, and member of Ransford #605. Dee was also a member of the Daylight Court #31 Order of Amaranth, and York Rite Chapter & Council as well as the National Sojourner. Dee was also an honorary Kentucky Colonel. Dee enjoyed serving others and volunteered at the Indiana Masonic Home in various capacities. He spent his free time gardening, camping, woodworking and spending time in the outdoors.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Nancy, children: Michael (Louise) Ziegler of Seymour, Byron (Daphne) Baker of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Grant (Sheri) Levy of Costa Mesa, California, Gregory Hall of Clay Township, Michigan, E. Dean (Amparo) Hall of Columbus, Ohio, Sara (Chris) Coles of Upper Arlington, Ohio and Lisa (Tony) Tata of Olive Branch, Mississippi, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and sister Patricia (Bud) Renner of Mahalasville.

Dee was preceded in death by his parents, daughters, Cathy Gold and Regina Moore and siblings: Paul C. Baker Jr., Toni Pettit and Agnes Prior.

In keeping with Dee’s wishes, he will be cremated. The Rev. Cleon Wright will conduct a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10th in the Ransford Chapel at the Indiana Masonic Home: 690 State Street in Franklin. Friends may call from 12 p.m. until service time at the Ransford Chapel. During the service, a Masonic, Eastern Star and Amaranth Service will be held. Inurnment will follow the service at Greenlawn Cemetery with Military Rites presented by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, in Morgantown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Dee to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation: 525 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

Condolences may be sent to the Baker family at www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: (812) 597-4670

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Indiana Masonic Home Ransford Chapel

Address:

690 State Street
Franklin, Indiana 46131

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Service Information

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Indiana Masonic Home Ransford Chapel

Address:

690 State Street
Franklin, Indiana 46131

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Greenlawn Cemetery - Franklin

Address:

Franklin, Indiana 46131

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Born: March 21, 1932
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Condolences for Mr. Dwain N. Baker

Jackie & Barbara Bryant posted on 5/10/19

Sorry to hear of Dee's passing he will be missed.You will be in our hearts and prayers.May God bless and keep you.

 

Grant W. Hall Levy posted on 5/6/19

I remember Dee's sense of humor. He would tease me, but you could always tell by the look on his face when he was doing it that he meant no harm. He brought my mother happiness that she didn't have in her first marriage. He will be greatly missed.

 

Nina West posted on 5/4/19

Thanks for all the good memories. Dee truly gave of himself in service to the Masonic Home at Compass and always had a smile for his fellow brothers and sisters. His love for animals and sense of humor was priceless. He will be missed by his friends and neighbors. Fondly, Nina J. West

 

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