Charles L. Baker, 75, of West Salem, Ill. passed away on Oct. 1 at Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, Ill.
He was born Dec. 7, 1942 in Latona, Ill. to Leah M. (Shamhart) and Luther S. Baker. He married Judith Miller on Aug. 20, 1966 in Olney, Ill. and she survives.
Charles was a Veteran of the Vietnam era, and a diesel mechanic in the automotive industry.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judith of West Salem; one daughter, Keilana Capwell of West Salem; one son, Alan (Danielle) Baker of West Salem; two sisters: Esther Johnson and Dora May Martin; one brother, Lloyd Baker; four grandchildren: Kenneth “Gus” Baker, Allison (Billy) Freese, Kate Buckles, and Maddie Buckles; and one great-grandchild, Kenton Buckles. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Inez Finn and O’Norma Harris; and two brothers: Roy and Cleo “Pud”.
Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 5 from 6–8 p.m. at Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home in Albion, Ill. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home in Albion with Military Rites to follow on the front lawn of the funeral home.
Fond memories and condolences may be shared online at www.meridithfuneralhome.com.
Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.