Howard Eugene Baker

Published 9:59pm Monday, September 16, 2013

Howard Eugene Baker, 86, of Greenville, passed away on Sept. 14.

Born in Clanton, he was a son of the late Stephen Lee and Ella Louise Bice Baker.


Baker served in the U.S. Navy and served as the post commander for American Legion Post No. 3.

He worked as a director of process engineering at Miliken and earned a degree in engineering from Auburn University.

He was also a member, Sunday School teacher and former deacon at Pendleton Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are sons, Cody Baker (Kemmerlin) of Charleston; William S. Baker (Norma) of Mountville; Howard E. Baker Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; Michael A. Baker of Prattville; step-daughter, Kimberly Brock of Greenville; step-son, Richard Brock (Stephanie) of Greenville; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Ruth Johnson Baker; second wife, Frances “Fran” (Stegall) Baker and a brother and sister.

The funeral service will be held Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel.

Visitation will follow the service until 5:30 p.m.

Visitation in Alabama will be Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church in Clanton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill, P.O. Box 2446, Greenville, S.C. 29602 or Pendleton Street Baptist Church, 1100 South Main St., Greenville, S.C. 29601.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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