Lloyd Lee Baker, 68, rural Parsons, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at his home. His death was not expected.
He was born Oct. 1, 1941 at rural Parsons, a son of 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 the Erie High School, where he later 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 Ruskins, and was there 28 years before retiring. In the 1960s he served in the Army Reserve. He was also a life-long farmer, cattleman and was skilled in carpentry and welding.
On August 8, 1964 he and Carolyn Jean Newberry were united in marriage at Erie.
He attended the Galesburg Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed visiting with people.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Holly Baker, Parsons; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Jeremy Weidert, rural Erie, Melody and Troy Lindberg, rural Savonburg; seven grandchildren, Bailey and Ty Swiler, rural Erie, Tate and Macy Lindberg, rural Savonburg, Neeley, McKynlee and Piper Baker, Parsons.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25 at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home at Parsons, with Lloyd’s nephew, Lance Peterson, officiating. Burial will be in the South Mound Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. this evening 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, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.