Steven Ronald Baker, Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and his dog on October 20, 2023.
Mr. Baker was born in Asheboro on June 18, 1947, to Rosa Grubb Baker and Charles Theopolis Baker Sr. He proudly served our country for four years in the United States Air Force, fighting in the Vietnam War. Following his time in the military Steven was a mechanic as well as a machinist for many years. He had a great love for cars and planes, especially muscle cars. Steven was always known to be a hard worker. Most importantly, he was a loving and caring father, “blessing his family beyond measure”.
Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Marjorie Kington, Charlotte Baker Voncannon, brother Charles Theopolis Baker Jr. and sister Judy Baker Davis.
He is survived by daughters, Lorrie Baker Suggs (David) of Trinity, NC and Stephanie Baker Saylor (Chad) of Ruckersville, VA, son, Steven Ronald Baker Jr. (Sheri) of Hayes, VA, sister, 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, sister, Betty Baker Burrow, along with 4 nephews and 2 nieces.
A public visitation for Mr. Baker will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 1:00-2:00pm at Union Grove Christian Church, 3985 Old NC Hwy 13, Asheboro, NC, with a funeral service following at 2:00pm officiated by Paster Allen Hale. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Everyone in attendance is invited to enjoy a meal together in honor of Mr. Baker at his sister-in-law’s house, Cheryl Eads, 1713 Marked Dr. Sophia, NC 27350 after the committal in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steven’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or online at stjude.org.