CW2 Edward W. Baker was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/31/2015 at the age of 75.3
Midland City, AL
Flight Classes 63-4W and 63-4
Date of Birth 09/26/1940
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Edward W. Baker, 75, a resident of Midland City passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Sigler and Rev. Roy Rogers officiating. Military honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Baker was born September 26, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA, lived the early part of his life in Vienna, MD, and moved to Midland City in 1969. He joined the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War where he was a highly decorated helicopter pilot. Following his military service, he continued to fly helicopters and flew crew members to oil rigs for 10 years before returning to Ft. Rucker where he became an instructor pilot and a test pilot until his medical retirement in 1993. Mr. Baker was a Midland City Councilman, a member of Harvest Church, and enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lori Ann Baker.

Survivors include his wife Lenora; a son, Reggie, Sr.; a daughter, Belinda (Bobby); grandchildren, Reggie, Jr., Ben, Trawick and Kendra; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe; In-laws, Mickey (Kenneth), David (Linda), Pete (Agnes Ann), Linda and Nan; 3 nieces also survive.

Robert Byrd of Sunset Funeral Home, (334) 983-6604, is in charge of arrangements.

Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Midland City, Dale County, Alabama, USA

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