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Tommy Duane Baker

Staff Reports • Oct 6, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Graveside services for Tom Baker will be conducted Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at noon from the Baker Cemetery at 2253 Long Hungry Road in Lafayette with Pastor Johnny Beaver and Pastor Tim Knoll officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Ethan Baker, Emmit Baker and Brayden Titchbourne. Active pallbearers will be Brycen Baker, Cade Baker, Michael Knoll, Jay Titchbourne, Tim Morss, Chuck Davis, Jeff Poppin and Hope Titchbourne. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 9 from 9-11 a.m. at the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs. 

Mr. Baker, 69, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 5, 2107 following a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 10, 1948 in Centralia, Washington to Clyde and Barbara Baker. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Inis Fay Baker (Knoll); they were married Sept. 28, 1968; four siblings, Roger Rosbach, of Winlock, Washington; twin sisters, Gerry Wilson, Terri Schrader-Edlin, of Canby, Oregon; three children, Michael Baker, and spouse, Shelly Baker, of Lebanon, Julie Titchbourne, and spouse, Jay Titchbourne, of Manhattan, Montana, Joshua Baker, and spouse, Daisy Baker, of Cascade, Montana; eight grandchildren, Brycen, Kaydi, Ehryn, Madisen, Ethan, Emmit, Hope, Cade; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, as well as other family members.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Clyde and Barbara Baker; sister, Marilyn Wilson; and grandson, Brayden Titchbourne. 

Tommy was a man who brought joy to everyone who was a part of his life. He was a wonderful husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He lit up a room with his bright eyes, wide smile and his unstoppable wit. His heart was so big and everyone who came in contact with him knew he was one of a kind. He was a man of God who stood firm in his beliefs and led many to Jesus through his witness of friendship, kindness, love and compassion. Through his long battle of illness, his faith never wavered. If he was not in his shop tinkering on tractors, you could find him on his farm or at the racetrack. Tommy was an accomplished bass player who played in multiple bands that spread across the country from Washington to Tennessee; he shared this passion with many throughout the years. For all of those years, he played on worship teams in church, and that is where the true passion stemmed and continued. This man was the definition of kindness, fairness and love. He had friends from all walks of life and he never judged anyone. He was a man of laughter, jokes, forgiveness and unconditional love for his family. Oh, and did we mention his love for hamburgers and banana splits?

Arrangements are by the Anderson & Son Funeral Home Directors in Red Boiling Springs, 615-699-2191, anderson andsonfuneralhomes.com.

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