Luther William Baker, 95 of Bakersville, NC, the Snow Hill Community, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at his home. He was the son of the late Horace and Bertie Buchanan Baker. He was a veteran of WWII serving in Germany and receiving the Purple Heart. Luther enjoyed farming and working with his cattle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Baker, a sister, Edith Lawson and brothers: Lee, Lane, and Marvin Baker.
Luther loved all his family which include his wife of 68 years, Nelda Bennett Baker; daughters: Linda Carpenter of Hawaii, Vicky Greene of Marion, NC and Debra Buchanan (Michael) of Bakersville; son, Kenneth Baker of Bakersville; sister, Alice Duncan of North Wilkesboro, NC; and brother, Bill Baker of Huntersville, NC; grandchildren: Michael Buchanan, Matthew Buchanan, Nathan Greene, Logan Greene, Brittany Cary, Jason Weston, Karen Melton, and Brian Baker; 7 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the Snow Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Dean Honeycutt and Rev Chris Rathbone officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Snow Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Snow Hill Baptist Church, 265 Slagle Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Medi Home Hospice Care of Avery County, Compassionate Hearts Home Care of Avery County, and V.A. Home Base Primary Care for their care of Luther.
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