Raymond C. “Penny” Baker

April 17, 1930 ‒ July 26, 2015

Westerville, Ohio
Formerly of Centerburg, Ohio

Raymond C. “Penny” Baker, age 85 of Westerville and formerly of Centerburg, died Sunday evening July 26 at St Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

He was born on April 17, 1930 in Tiverton, Coshocton Co. to the late Cecil A. and Nellie (Miller) Baker. He was a 1948 graduate of Centerburg High School and a Korean Air Force Veteran. He was a retired machinist having worked for Cooper/Bessemer with 12 years of service and General Motors with 25 years of service retiring in 1993. He was a former member of the Conservation Club at Centerburg.

Raymond enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting small game, woodworking and bowling in his younger years. He enjoyed family vacations to Rice Lake, Canada and Manistique Lakes, Curtis, Michigan. Raymond enjoyed watching baseball and football including The Ohio State Buckeyes.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Carol (Riter) Baker and they were married June 11, 1960 in Centerburg; daughters: Lisa (Michael) Calcara of Westerville, Gina Mitchell, Beth Baker both of San Antonio, Texas; Grandson: Jeremiah Mitchell of San Antonio, Texas; sister: Sharon (Eddie) Rhodeback of Pataskala.

Preceded in death by brothers: Rodney and Roy; sister Larene Garee.

Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the 1 p.m. service on Friday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury. Interment with Military Graveside Honors will follow in the Eastview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Dear Carol and Girls you are in my thoughts and prayers. We have so many funny memories to think off.Good Friends☺

  • Carol – My heart and my prayers go out to you. You are a model of caring, compassion and strength.

  • Carol and family members, so sorry to hear of your loved one passing away.
    Many blessings and prayers. You have our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow.