Mr. George Edward Baker

George Baker

Mr. George Edward Baker, age 90, of East Enterprise, Indiana, entered this life on October 24, 1925, in Verona, Kentucky, the son of the late, Orbia Omer and Anna May (Sisson) Baker. At the age of 9, George moved with his family to Switzerland County, Indiana. He was a 1943 graduate of Patriot High School in Patriot, Indiana. George was inducted into the United States Navy on November 6, 1943 in Louisville, Kentucky, and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged, with the rank of Seaman First Class, on June 19, 1945, in Oakland, California. George was united in marriage to Pauline Smither on May 25, 1944, in Patriot, Indiana, and to this union four children were born: Ron, Reta, Glenda, and Danny. George was married to his beloved wife, Polly, for 72 years. He was a proud father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather, a devoted church member, and a good neighbor. George and Polly tended a bountiful vegetable garden, and he took satisfaction in keeping a meticulous lawn. George attended the East Enterprise Wesleyan Church. He belonged to the Operators Union Local 181, in Henderson, Kentucky, and to the Vevay American Legion Post #185. He also worked on the Switzerland County road crew for several years. George enjoyed reading, playing softball, watching sports on TV and farming, where he raised cattle and tobacco. We will remember George joking and teasing with family and friends… he loved to make people laugh; sitting in the yard, keeping tabs on all the neighbors’ comings and goings, and waving at anybody he knew; playing basketball with the grandkids-nobody ever shot a basketball quite like Grandpa. He also enjoyed the fellowship of church friends before and after Sunday services and enjoyed telling stories… telling stories of childhood and teenage shenanigans, odd characters he knew, and hilarious near disasters. George was always there for Polly, through the struggles and the joys, and worked hard and on the farm. He stayed active, strong, and good-humored despite the challenges of aging. George blessed us all with his energetic, playful, hard-working spirit. He will be remembered with love and will be dearly missed. George passed away at 3:05 am, Friday, July 8, 2016, at the Dearborn County Hospital in Dearborn County, Indiana.

George will be dearly missed by his wife: Pauline “Polly” (Smither) Baker of East Enterprise, IN; his sons: Ron Baker and his wife: Pat of East Enterprise, IN and Danny Baker and his wife: Karen of Carmel, IN; his daughters: Reta Carter and her husband: Russell of Cannelton, IN and Glenda Breeden and her husband: Bill of Spencer, IN; his grandchildren: Jennifer, Deron, LaVonne, Nick, Denise, Dietrich, Eric, Tony, Heidi and Heather; his great-grandchildren: Aubbrey, Kristian, Kody, Levi, Kyatalin, Dawson, Gracie, Glen, Sullivan, Savannah, Sutton, Soren, Lev, Anya, Lola and Cedar and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Orbia Omer and Anna May (Sisson) Baker and his half-sister: Faye Vincent.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Dr. Fred Wingham and Rev. Donnie Meriwether, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.


Interment will follow in the Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun, Indiana.

Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday, July 11, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s International Memorial Bible Program. Cards are available at the funeral home.