Malcolm Vern Baker Jr.

October 01, 1955 ‒ April 14, 2014

Lakeville, Minnesota

Malcolm Vern Baker, Jr., 58, of Lakeville, Minnesota passed away suddenly Monday, April 14. He was born October 1, 1955 in Mt. Gilead, Ohio to Malcolm Vern Baker Sr. and Elizabeth (nee McGraw) Baker. Malcolm is survived by his Forever Love, Heather Furtney, sons John and Malcolm III, daughter Madelyn, sisters Brenda and Maryanne, brother Mark, parents-in-law David and Donna, brother-in-law Christopher, nieces, nephews, and numerous dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Malcolm was raised in Warren, Ohio and grew into an outstanding athlete. He was known as Mac “The Hitman” Baker and was a standout on the 1972 Warren Western Reserve State Championship football team. In 2012 Malcolm was inducted into the Ohio High School Football, Football Hall Of Fame. Malcolm loved sports and turned that competitive passion into a fantastic career in sales winning numerous awards and holding many great leadership positions in the industry.

Malcolm was a tough leader and demanded success from his co-workers and employees. They along with his friends will remember him as a charming, witty and a sarcastic individual that showed he cared by busting their chops. In the end he will be remembered as a father who gave every ounce of his life to his family and worked tirelessly to support them. He lived life to the fullest and the memory of “Mac Daddy” will be treasured by more than he could of imagined and he will be sincerely missed.

The Baker family will greet friends from 1 to 3 PM on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 North Main St., Mount Gilead. Services celebrating his life will follow at 3 PM with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating. A graveside committal service will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Malcolm’s family and your private condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Hello,

    This is Malcom’s son Matthew and his wife Michelle. We met years ago when Matt was about 19. Unfortunately we were not able to locate him since we were about 19 years old, and never heard from him after he apparently relocated. Even though we did not know him hardly at all, this is sad news.

    We now have a 16 month old son, and have wondered about Matt’s father’s side of the family, particularly about their medical history, especially now that we have a son. We would love to know if there is any pertinant information we should know about, since he died at a relatively young age. It’s also very interesting to know that Matt has half sister he knew nothing about.

    We would love to hear from you!
    Matt, Michelle, and Colin Baker