Obituary of Mr. Vernon Alvin Baker
Mr. Vernon A. Baker of Millsboro, DE passed away at home in the care of his family and Delaware Hospice on Saturday, August 8, 2020. He was 78 years old.
Vernon was born on July 3, 1942 in Laurel, DE to the late Chester and Retta Lowe Baker. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Baker in 2018, his son Vernon Baker Jr. as well as siblings Donald Baker and Geraldine Baker.
He was a successful self-employed Electrician for many years before he retired in 2011 due to health issues. He had a passion for restoring old cars and trucks and loved to go fishing and camping. He also loved his wife beyond words and helped take care of her when she suffered a stroke in 2015. Vernon was the jokester of the family, always making people laugh and smile. He loved the Bee Gees and loved to dance. His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were his world and he loved spending time with them.
He is survived by five children, Donna Collins (Alvin) of Georgetown, DE; Dean Baker (Sylvia) of Georgetown, DE; Bruce Wright (Dawn) of Gumboro, DE; Jay Baker (Loretta) of Lincoln, and Kay Risse (Tara) of Milton, DE; six siblings, Ethel Mae Layton, Merrill Baker (Judy), Phyllis Green, Linda Clive, Russell Baker (Diane) and Sandy Baker. He also leaves behind twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Vernon’s sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gail and Joe Adkins were his special caregivers and companions since his wife Maxine passed in 2018.
There are no services planned at this time due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
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