Lloyd Lee Baker, 68, of rural Parsons died at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at his home. His death was not expected.
He was born Oct. 1, 1941, at rural Parsons to Olen R. and Bertha Rose (Franklin) Baker. He was raised north of Parsons and attended elementary school at the former Mentor country school. He then attended St. Paul High School for a year and then Erie High School, where he graduated.
Following high school, he worked at the South Mound Grain Elevator and later Bush Hog. He then spent two years working for the Katy Railroad and later worked three years for Neosho County. Most recently, he was employed at Ruskin Manufacturing and was there 28 years before retiring. In the 1960s, he served in the Army Reserve. He also was a lifelong farmer and cattleman and was skilled in carpentry and welding.
On Aug. 8, 1964, he married Carolyn Jean Newberry at Erie.
He attended Galesburg Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed visiting with people.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn J. Baker of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Holly Baker of Parsons; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Jeremy Weidert of rural Erie and Melody and Troy Lindberg of rural Savonburg; and seven grandchildren, Bailey and Ty Swiler of rural Erie, Tate and Macy Lindberg of rural Savonburg and Neeley, McKynlee and Piper Baker of Parsons.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons, with his nephew, Lance Peterson, officiating. Burial will be in South Mound Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.