June 8, 2024
3 p.m.

Glen R. Baker, 93, of Morganton, NC, died Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Born in Burke County, NC on April 11, 1931, he was the son of the late Edgar Taylor Baker and Bessie Leilah LaFevers Baker.

Glen was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church, he loved his Lord and lived his faith. He was a homebody and enjoyed working, farming, gardening, hunting, fishing, cooking, and working with his hands. Mr. Baker loved his family and was a great husband, daddy, and family-man.

Glen is survived by his daughter, Glenda Childres; son, Jeff Baker; daughter-in-law, Melba Baker; grandchildren, Carla Beck (Danny), Josh Baker, Kim Davis (Jon), Michael Childres (Deanna), Brad Childres (Amanda), Hallie Best (Thomas), Samantha Crotts (Matt), and Katie Baker; great-grandchildren, Isaac, Hunter, Harper, Hudson, Avram, Jocelyn, Emmy, Abby, Tyler, Landon, Hayden, Saylor, and Oaklynn; and great-great-granddaughter, Corrine.

In addition to his parents, Glen was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kathleen Clay Baker; son, Dickie Baker; son-in-law, David Childres; and daughter-in-law, Mikki Thomas Baker.

The graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2024 at EL Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. David Cooper and Justin Cunningham officiating.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Fantastic uncle, as all of mine were. Strong disciplinarian but always fair to me. He wanted the children to behave and mostly we did around him. He loved to throw a huge grin toward any of us as we played around him. I have a lot of memories being at the lake or river fishing and waterskiing with him. Some of my best days were spent being with the Baker family at their home. I love Glen for letting me be a part of it.

—Gerald Buff (Nephew)
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Our deepest sympathy goes out to Jeff and Glenda and all the family. May God's grace, mercy and love surround and bring you peace and comfort.

—Benny $ Barbara Childers

Our prayers are with you and your family as you cope with such a heart breaking loss.

—Steve & Melissa Blackburn

Jeff and Glenda, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Love/Prayers! Sharon Cain

—Sharon S Cain

Our prayers are with you and your family

—Homer & Sherri Beck

So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a lovely soul prayers to all

—Dereama d