Dennis “Denny” Darrel Baker, 67, of Marble Hill, Mo., was born on December 30, 1950, in Cape Girardeau,
Mo., the son of Darrel Marlin and Elizabeth Ward Baker. He died following surgery complications at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape
Girardeau, Mo., on December 29, 2018.
Dennis graduated from the Woodland Schools in 1969 and attended United Electronics Institute in Louisville, Ky. He enlisted in the
Army National Guard in 1972 and served until 1977.
He and Marilyn Lee Null were married June 11, 1972. She survives. They were the parents of two children: Darron (Megan) Baker of Marble Hill and Denise (Casey) Myers of Jackson. Denny worked during his youth for the family feed store. He began working at Proctor Gamble in 1979 and retired in 2004.
He was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church of Marble Hill. He enjoyed woodworking and fixing cars and lawnmowers. His electrical experience made him a popular handyman. During the past few years he worked for his son at Flip Side Auto doing errands and miscellaneous jobs.
Besides his wife and children he is survived by two brothers: Steve (Glenda) Baker and Allen (Linda) Baker of Marble Hill; three sisters: Vickie (Joe) Seiler of Leopold, Wanda Harris of Texas, and Teresa VanGennip (Darin Holweg) of Marble Hill; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Barbara Doneson Baker, two sisters: Willabeth Pyles and Sue Bush; and a brother, Eddie Holmes.
Visitation will be on Monday, December 31, 2018, from 4:00 p.m until 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Marble Hill. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. Andrew Green officiating. Burial will follow in Baker Cemetery near Marble Hill.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gideons or First Baptist Church. Hutchings Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.