Norman Glenn Baker, 88, of Independence, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at 10 p.m., at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Rev. Don Morissey will officiate. The organist will play "How Great Thou Art." Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the chapel. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Norfleet Baptist Church or to Kansas City Hospice.
He was born July 31, 1918, in Thomasville, the son of Noah and Lola Baker. In 1948, he married Dorothy J. Coy, who survives of the home. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was retired from ICG Railroad. He worked in the press box for the former Kansas City Athletics baseball team. He was an active member of Norfleet Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Clara Baker of Lee's Summit, and Nancy Baker of Kansas City; three sisters, Lillian Bryan of Marshall, Velma Bacon of Marshall and Ruth Herndon of Marshall; two brothers, Alva Baker of Liberty and Lawrence Baker of Marshall; extended family and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Frain; and two brothers, Amos Baker and Earl Baker.