Daniel Franklin "Danny" Baker, age 73, of Asheboro passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Forsyth Medical Center.
Mr. Baker was born in Skygusty, WV on March 26, 1949 to Thomas Lee and Celia Leona Bledsoe Baker. Daniel was a 1966 graduate of Mount Rogers High School in White Top, VA. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, serving in the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and received the National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal W/Device, Bronze Star Medal W/Cluster, Purple Heart, and Air Medal. He was formerly employed with Guilford Mills and retired from McMurry Fabrics. Daniel was a member of Bible Missionary Church in Asheboro. In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 39 years, Faye Baker, his son, Daniel "Danny" Baker, and brother, Arthur Stanley Baker. Daniel loved fly fishing and deer hunting.
He is survived by his daughter, Jaime Carol Baker Markwood of Asheboro; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Candy Summey of Trinity and Linda Martin of Dallas, NC; and brother, Jeff Baker of Asheboro.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Crestview Wesleyan Church, 180 Crestview Church Road in Asheboro with Pastor Jay Sater and Pastor Earl Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Park with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bible Missionary Church, 1145 Foxfire Road, Asheboro, NC 27205.