George Baker, 85, of Shawnee, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Shawnee.

George Baker, 85, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in Shawnee.

He was born Dec. 17, 1932, to Isaac and Leona (Saddler) Baker near McAlester, Oklahoma.

George attended school in Blocker, Oklahoma. He lived in Eugene, Oregon, and then Sacramento, California, for 17 years before settling in Shawnee in 1971 where he has since lived.

He married Flora “Jean” Botello on April 21, 1951, in McAlester.

George recently worked for Belshe Trailers as an assistant foreman, but worked as mechanic/welder fabricator for the majority of his adult life.

George was an active member of the Living Love Christian Center in Shawnee, where he played the guitar. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing music, especially the mandolin and the guitar.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Allen Drake Baker; and brother, Floyd Baker.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Jean Baker of the home; two daughters, Kathy Jean and Randy Stuckey of Oregon and Janice Marie and Dennis Wade of Shawnee; a son, Kem and Sharon Baker of Sacramento; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; two sisters, Nora Martin and Pauline Roberts, both of New Mexico; special nephew, Ernesto and Maria Botello of Moore, Oklahoma; special great nephew; two sisters-in-law, Sylvia Stovall and Marsha Botello; and other extended family and friends.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, and continue through service time.

Service will be 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, at Living Love Christian Center in Shawnee with Reverend Mark Guinn officiating. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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