Donald Alfred (Don) Baker
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AMORY - Donald Alfred (Don) Baker, 86, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at his home in Amory. He was born January 18, 1936 and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at a young age. He married Martha Elizabeth Parnell on Easter Sunday, April 17, 1960 in Aberdeen and they celebrated 62 years of marriage this past Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022.
Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Dilworth Baker and Charline 'Peggy' McKinney Baker and his sister, Peggy Baker Hadaway, he is survived by his children Don Baker (Charlotte) and Beth Fortenberry (Keith), three grandchildren, Dr. Carlisle Livingston (Erin), Dr. Reagan Livingston and Sam Baker (Hannah), two bonus grandchildren, Tyler Fortenberry (Lauren) and Neil Fortenberry and two great-grandchildren, Genevieve and Eleanor Livingston. He is also survived by his Aunt Jean Johnston and his nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.
A memorial service was held on November 12, 2022 at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Rev. Frank Bates eulogized Don as a "Man of Many Caps" for his life of service in many areas to the Amory and Monroe County communities. A full life tribute and suggested charities for remembrance are available at the funeral home's website.