Daniel Baker: June 14, 1936 - Dec. 16, 2011
Daniel Baker, 75, husband of Freida G. Wilder Baker, Lawrenceburg, formerly of Nicholasville, died Friday, Dec. 16, at the VA Medical Center on Cooper Drive. He was a native of Arjay, Ky., born June 14, 1936, to the late Noah and Ann Mae Baker. Dan was a retired employee of Saint Joseph Hospital, where he worked in boiler maintenance; and from the U.S. Navy, where he was a boiler operator, served in the Korean conflict era and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge No. 938 in Corbin, and loved UK athletics, gardening and horse racing. In addition to his wife of 49 years, survivors include his children Leslie Kelly Baker of Chavies, Michael Keith Baker of Illinois, and Dana Grace Brothers and husband Daniel of Lawrenceburg; grandchildren Andrew W. Massie, Rachel S. Tanuis, Jessica G. Brothers and Emma K. Brothers; sister Susan Hampton and husband David; several nieces and nephews; and special family friends Jr. Houp and John Selvy. A service to commemorate his life was at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home. He was laid to rest at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military honors. Honoring him as pallbearers were family and friends. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until time of service. Donations may be made in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans. www.hagerandcundifffunerals.com.